Artist school of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Dutch, 1606-1669
  • The Annunciation
Date between 1650 and 1655
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Unframed: 20 3/8 × 17 1/8 inches (51.8 × 43.5 cm)
Framed: 30 × 26 5/8 × 2 1/2 inches (76.2 × 67.6 × 6.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.13
Department European Painting
Not On View
possibly Reimer Collection [according to Ch. Sedelmeyer].
possibly Richard von Kaufmann [1849-1908] (Berlin, Germany) [according to Ch. Sedelmeyer].
by 1897, (Charles Sedelmeyer, Paris, France);
1897-1906, purchased by James E. Scripps [1835-1906] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1906-1909, by descent to his wife, Harriet Scripps [1838-1933] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
"Mrs. Harriet Scripps Presents Fifteen Old Masters." Bulletin of the Detroit Museum of Art 3, no. 4 (October 1909): 46–50, p. 50. [as by attributed to Gerard Dow]

Handbook of Paintings by the Old Masters Belonging to the Detroit Museum of Art. Detroit, 1910, p. 54, no. 89. [as by attributed to Gerard Dow]

Burroughs, Clyde. Catalogue of Paintings, Sculpture and Contemporary Arts and Crafts. Detroit, 1920, pp. 47–48, no. 37. [as by Gerard Dou, 1613–1691]

Richardson, Edgar P., ed. The Detroit Institute of Arts, Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 63, no. 569. [as by Samuel van Hoogstraten]

Moltke, J[oachim] W[olfgang] von. Govaert Flinck, 1615–1660. Amsterdam, 1965, p. 230, no. 29. [listed under wrongly attributed paintings, as perhaps by Salomon de Bray]

Paintings in the DIA: A Check List of the Paintings Acquired Before June, 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 53. [as by Samuel van Hoogstraten]

Sumowski, Werner. Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler, vol. 6. Landau, 1983, p. 3751, no. 2502. [as by anonymous pupil working in the 1640s]

Keyes, George S., et al. Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 190–191, no. 78 (ill.).