The Annunciation, between 1509 and 1511

  • Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471-1528

Woodcut printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Image: 4 7/8 × 3 3/4 inches (12.4 × 9.5 cm) Sheet: 5 × 3 7/8 inches (12.7 × 9.8 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase

21.121

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Christianity
  • Religion
  • Woodcut (process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Woodcut (print)
  • Saint
  • Virgin mary
  • Angel (spirit)
  • Annunciation

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed on block, top right edge: [monogram]

Watermark: fragment, center right edge Stamp in blue, verso: K. F. F. von Nagler (Lugt 2529) Stamps in black and brown, verso: Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin (Lugt 1606 and 2922)

Provenance

K. F. F. von Nagler; Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen (Berlin, Germany). 1921-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Dodgson, C. Albrecht Durer. New York, 1967, no. 63.

Rights Status

Albrecht Dürer, The Annunciation, between 1509 and 1511, woodcut printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 21.121.