The Annunciation Artist: Neroccio de' Landi (Italian, 1447–1500)

ca. 1480

European Art

On view, 2nd floor, European Art

Neroccio de’ Landi, who was an accomplished sculptor as well as a painter, is best known for the elegance and grace of his renderings of the Virgin, saints, and angels, which made him one of the most admired and sought-after painters among late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century collectors of Italian Renaissance art. A half-moon-shaped panel such as this, known as a lunette, was intended to adorn the upper register of a large altarpiece. The rest of the structure from which this imposing and justly famous panel derives has not yet been identified.

Medium

Tempera on panel

Dimensions

19 5/16 × 50 9/16 × 1 9/16 in. (49 × 128.5 × 3.9 cm)
sight in frame (Framed): 26 × 58 × 3 1/4 in.(66.04 × 147.32 × 8.26 cm)

Credit Line

University Purchase from James Jackson Jarves

Accession Number

1871.63

Culture
Period

15th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

James Jackson Jarves Collection, Florence (possibly the painting attributed to Pollaiuolo purchased from private collection, securing the painting only after Jarves "bought all in the room (44 in all)" as demanded by the owner).
Bibliography
  • Susan B. Matheson, Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 48, 53, fig. 43
  • Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972), 599
  • Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, The Two Lives of James Jackson Jarves (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1951), 301, fig. 12
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Additional information

Object/Work type

religious art

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