The Annunciation, between 1509 and 1511

  • Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471-1528

Woodcut printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Image: 5 × 3 7/8 inches (12.7 × 9.8 cm) Sheet: 5 3/8 × 4 1/4 inches (13.7 × 10.8 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Comstock

44.291

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 along center right edge

Inscribed in ink, verso, lower left and center: [abbreviations and numerical notations]

Provenance

1944-present, gift to 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, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Comstock, 44.291.