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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Unidentified Artist
Head of the Virgin Annunciate
Work Type
c. 1400-1410
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Physical Descriptions

Black and red inks applied with a brush over black chalk on prepared parchment
5.1 x 3.6 cm (2 x 1 7/16 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
[Ch. Albert de Burlet, Basel]. [Erwin Rosenthal, New York] sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1947.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Agnes Mongan, ed., One Hundred Master Drawings, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1949), p. 4, repr.
  • Agnes Mongan, "The Fogg Art Museum's Collection of Drawings", Harvard Library Bulletin, Harvard University (Cambridge, 1958), vol. 3, no. 2, March, pp. 5-9, p. 207
  • Konrad Oberhuber, European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, 1979), cat. no. 6, n.p., repr., pl. 6
  • Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 258, p. 222, repr.
  • Gotik: Prag um 1400: Der schöne Stil, böhmische Malerei und Plastik in der Gotik, exh. cat., Wien Kultur (Vienna, 1990), under no. 67
  • Milada Studnicková, "Las Iluminaciones del 'Martirologio de Usuardo' ", Martirologio de Usuardo, M. Moleiro Editor / Museu Diocesà de Girona (Barcelona, Spain, 1998), p. 120, repr. p. 123 (color)
  • Ernst Gombrich, The Uses of Images: Studies in the Social Function of Art and Visual Communication, Phaidon (London, England, 1999), pp. 99-100, fig. 135
  • Barbara Drake Boehm, ed., Prague: The Crown of Bohemia 1347-1437, exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art / Yale University Press (New York, 2005), p. 109, repr. fig. 9.8, pp. 275-277, under nos. 117, 118
  • Imre Takács, Sigismundus Rex et Imperator: Kunst und Kultur zur Zeit Sigismunds von Luxemburg 1387-1437, exh. cat., Verlag Philipp von Zabern (Frankfurt(?), 2006), pp. 525-526, repr. fig. 22
  • Stijn Alsteens and Freyda Spira, Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings, 1400-1700, exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art / Yale University Press (New York, 2012), p. 4, reproduced fig. 3
  • Wiener musterbuches (Simmbach am Inn: Verlag Mueller und Schindler, 2012)
  • Jeffrey Hamburger, William P. Stoneman, Anne-Marie Eze, Lisa Fagin Davis, and Nancy Netzer, ed., Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections, exh. cat., McMullen Museum of Art (Boston, 2016), cat. no. 63, repr.

Exhibition History

  • French Painting from the 12th-19th centuries, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 09/28/1951 - 12/11/1952
  • European Master Drawing of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 11/03/1979 - 12/16/1979
  • HAA 1 Survey Course: Landmarks of World Art and Architecture [Spring 2007], Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/26/2007 - 04/08/2007
  • HAA 1 Survey Course (S421): Landmarks of World Art and Architecture [Spring 2009], Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/12/2009 - 05/10/2009
  • Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections, McMullen Museum of Art, Chestnut Hill, 09/12/2016 - 12/11/2016

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