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Virgin of the Annunciation

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Acquired from an unknown dealer, Ville-Franche, France by Joseph Brummer (b. 1883 - d. 1947), for the Brummer Gallery, New York [see note 1]; sold by Brummer to Elie Nadelman (b. 1882 - d. 1946), New York. 1944, Max Glückselig, New York; July 7, 1944, sold by Glückselig to the Brummer Gallery (stock no. N5997); 1945, sold by Brummer to the MFA for $3600. (Accession Date: November 8, 1945) NOTES: [1] Information about the object's provenance is taken from the Brummer inventory card and a letter from Joseph Brummer to the MFA (October 6, 1945). Brummer states "I purchased it in the city of Ville-Franche." His stock card specifies that "at one time, [it was] sold by us to Nadelman."

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

French, Medieval (Gothic), late 15th–early 16th century

Object Place

Toulouse, France


61.1 x 62.1 x 32.5 cm (24 1/16 x 24 7/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone, biosparite