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Pair of Angels re-carved into an Annunciation

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See parts 49.474a-e. Marble relief. Virgin and Angel, standing, in high relief; delicately engraved lecturn with book between them.

Provenance

Helen Hay Whitney (b. 1875 - d. 1944), New York; February 7, 1946, posthumous Whitney sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 427, to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. N6546); April 23, 1949, Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 756, to the MFA for $1400. (Accession Date: May 12, 1949)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Annunciation

Italian, Rome, Renaissance, late 15th century

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 52.1 x 104.1cm (20 1/2 x 41in.) Mount (Two steel angle flat rods / two slotted keyholes/two wall tabs): 59.7 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm (23 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.474a

Medium or Technique

Stone; marble

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture