barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Attributed to Giovanni Baronzio (worked from 1326 – about 1362)

The Angel of the Annunciation (top)

The Nativity and the Annunciation to the Shepherds (centre)

The Adoration of the Magi (bottom)

Rimini, second quarter of the 14th century

Tempera on wood

44.3 x 20.3 cm (including frame)

 

This devotional panel, burnt by the heat of altar candles, formed the left wing of a pair.

The opposite panel, which still survives, shows the Crucifixion. The two panels were linked by the figures in the pediments at the top. The angel Gabriel, here, originally faced the Virgin Mary, announcing that she was pregnant.

 

Purchased 1942 (No.42.10)

 

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