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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1970.44
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Annunciation
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
c. 1430-1470
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/227811
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Polychromed and gilt alabaster
Technique
Carved
Dimensions
41 x 26.5 x 6 cm (16 1/8 x 10 7/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
with mount: 48.3 x 33 x 8 cm (19 x 13 x 3 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: back of sculpture, now hidden by mount, ink, handwritten, French: Cette sculpture representant l'annonciation est de [ ] [several lines, illegible] /
    Ce marbre été enlévé de la chappelle d'Ambroise, il est par son antiquite tres precieux
Provenance
[S. W. Wolsey, London], sold; to private collector, 1955, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1970
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Gift
Accession Year
1970
Object Number
1970.44
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

"Gothic Sculpture in American Collections: The Checklist: I: The New England Museums", GESTA, ed. Dorothy W. Gillerman (1980), vol. XIX, no. 2, no. 13, repr.

Anita F. Moskowitz, Gothic Sculpture in America, I: The New England Museums, ed. Dorothy W. Gillerman, Garland Publishing, Inc. (New York, 1989), no. 130 p. 164, repr.

Christiane Prigent, Les Sculptures Anglaises d'Albâtre au musée national du Moyen Age Thermes de Cluny, Paris, Musée National du Moyen Age (Paris, France, 1998), p. 65, under cat. no. 7

Francis Cheetham, Alabaster Images of Medieval England, Association for Cultural Exchange / Boydell Press (Woodbridge, England, 2003), no. 22, p. 76

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