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The Annunciation

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MASTER of LIESBORN , active second half of the 15th century

The Annunciation


Date: probably 1470-80
Medium: Oil on oak
Dimensions: 98.7 x 70.5 cm
Acquisition credit: Bought, 1854

One of four panels from the shutters of the high altarpiece in the Benedictine Abbey of Liesborn in Westphalia, Germany. They also included 'The Adoration of the Kings' and 'The Presentation in the Temple' (of which fragments are in the Collection). In the centre was a 'Crucifixion'; fragments from this are also in the Collection. In this scene the angel announces the birth of Christ to Mary in an interior rich with contemporary domestic details. The various coats of arms in the stained glass must refer to donors of the altarpiece or benefactors of the abbey.

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This image is part of the group:

"The Liesborn Altarpiece"

Other images in group:

The Annunciation
NG256
The Presentation in the Temple
NG257
The Adoration of the Kings
NG258
Head of Christ Crucified
NG259
Saints John the Evangelist, Scholastica and Benedict
NG260
Saints Cosmas and Damian and the Virgin
NG261
The Coronation of the Virgin
NG263
Christ before Pilate
NG2154