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European Art
Artist: Fra Angelico, Italian, ca. 1395–1455

The Annunciation

ca. 1423–25

Tempera on panel

unframed: 18.1 × 13.49 × 1.59 cm (7 1/8 × 5 5/16 × 5/8 in.)
unframed: 10 × 7.3 × 1.59 cm (3 15/16 × 2 7/8 × 5/8 in.)
unframed: 18.42 × 17.78 × 1.59 cm (7 1/4 × 7 × 5/8 in.)
Gift of Hannah D. and Louis M. Rabinowitz
Made in Florence, Italy
On view
Italian, Florence
15th century

Albertini Collection, Pistoia (according to dealer's record); Sir Charles Townley Collection, England (1877); Lady Crossley Collection, "Burton-Pynsent," Yeovil, Somerset, England; Koetser Gallery, New York, (May 1939) (according to a photograph in the Richard Offner photoarchives); E. and A. Silberman Galleries*, New York (1940); the Rabinowitz Collection, Sands Point, Long Island (ca. 1944–1959); Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

*According to the Richard Offner photoarchives, as well as 1955 Silberman exhibition publication


Edna Perkel, An Exhibition of Paintings: for the Benefit of the Research Fund of Art and Archaeology, The Spanish Institute, Inc., exh. cat. (New York: E. and A. Silberman Galleries, Inc., October 12–November 1, 1955), 15, no. 3, as Fra Filippo Lippi, ill.

Charles Seymour Jr., The Rabinowitz Collection of European Paintings (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1961), 18–19, 54.

Charles Seymour Jr., Early Italian Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery: A Catalogue by Charles Seymour, Jr. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 132–34.

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972), 221; 601.

Miklos Boskovits, “La fase tarda del Beato Angelico: una proposta di interpretazione,” Arte Cristiana 71 (1983): 11–24, no. 694.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 134.

Giorgio Bonsanti and Beato Angelico, Beato Angelico: catalogo completo (Florence: Octavo Franco Cantini, 1998), 115.

Susan B. Matheson, Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 134, 137, fig. 134.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.