The Annunciation
This painting is part of the group: The Liesborn Altarpiece

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.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active second half of the 15th century
Full title
The Annunciation
Group
Date made
probably 1470-80
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
98.7 x 70.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1854
Inventory number
NG256
Location in Gallery

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Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'The Presentation in the Temple'
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Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'The Adoration of the Kings'
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Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'Head of Christ Crucified'
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Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'Saints John the Evangelist, Scholastica and Benedict'
Painting
Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'Saints Cosmas and Damian and the Virgin'
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Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?)
about 1520
Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?): 'The Coronation of the Virgin'
Painting
Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?)
about 1520
Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?): 'Christ before Pilate'