The Annunciation

The Archangel Gabriel, with a lily (here symbol of the Virgin's purity), kneels before the Virgin and brings the Lord's salutation. New Testament (Luke 1:26-35).

This may have been the upper part of an altarpiece. If the attribution is accepted, this would have to be a fairly early work by Giannicola while he was strongly influenced by Perugino.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1484; died 1544
Full title
The Annunciation
Date made
late 15th century
Medium and support
Oil on wood
61 x 105.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1881
Inventory number
Location in Gallery