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Identification and Creation
Object Number
School of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam)
The Annunciation
Work Type
17th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Brown ink and brown, gray and gray-green wash and black chalk on white antique laid paper
15.6 x 12.1 cm (6 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.)
mount: 20.8 x 17.9 cm (8 3/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower right, brown ink: b[o?] [partly cut off]
  • collector's mark: lower left, blue ink, stamp: L. 1902 (Giovanni Morelli)
  • inscription: mount, upper left, brown ink: No 172
  • inscription: on mount, lower center, brown ink over traces of black chalk: Phil. Koninck. [underlined]
  • inscription: mount, lower right, brown ink, scratched out: Rembrandt fe [?]
  • inscription: mount, verso, lower right, brown ink: L [pound sign] :60.
  • inscription: mount, verso, upper center, graphite: No 134
  • inscription: mount, verso, upper right, graphite: Rembrandt / 59
  • watermark: none visible

    Beta will not be made. No watermark is visible; mount is too thick.
Giovanni Morelli, Milan (L. 1902, with his mark). Charles A. Loeser, Florence, Italy, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1932.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles A. Loeser
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Corrado Ricci, Rembrandt in Italia, Alfieri & Lacroix (Milan, Italy, 1918), probably pp. 58-63

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 530, pp. 278-79

Werner Sumowski, Drawings of the Rembrandt School, ed. Walter Strauss, Abaris Books (New York, NY, 1979), vol. 1, cat. no. 282xx, as attributed to Ferdinand Bol

Giulio Bora and M. Cristina Rodeschini Galati, I disegni della collezione Morelli, Credito Bergamasco (Bergamo, Italy, 1988), cat. no. 7, p. 254, repr. p. 255, fig. 7

Carlo Francini, "L'inventario della collezione Loeser alla Villa Gattaia", Bollettino della Società di Studi Fiorentini (2000), no. 6, p. 119 ("Cartella con due stelle d'oro")

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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