Artist school of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
Dutch, 1606-1669
  • The Annunciation
Date c. 1650/1655
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
(?) Reimer Collection (according to Ch. Sedelmeyer);
(?) Berlin, Collection Mr. von Kauffmann (according to Ch. Sedelmeyer);
Paris, Charles Sedelmeyer (dealer-1897);
Detroit, Collection James E. Scripps (purchased from Sedelmeyer in 1897);
Presented by Mrs. James E. Scripps (Harriet J.) to the DIA in 1909.
"Mrs. Harriet Scripps Presents Fifteen Old Masters", DMA Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 46-50, esp. p. 50 (citing extended provenance).

Detroit, Detroit Museum of Art, Handbook of Paintings by the Old Masters, 1910, p. 54, no. 89.

Detroit, DIA, Catalogue of paintings, sculpture and contemporary arts and crafts, (cat. compiled by C. Burroughs), 1920, p. 47, no. 37 (as Gerard Dou).

Richardson, E. P. (ed.), Detroit, DIA, Catalogue of Paintings, 1944, p. 63, no. 569 (as Samuel van Hoogstraten).

Moltke, J. W., Govaert Flinck, 1615-1660, Amsterdam, 1965, no. 29, p. 230 (under wrongly attributed paintings), no. 29 (as perhaps by Salomon de Bray).

Sumowski, W., Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler, vol. 6, Landau, Edition PVA, 19 p. cited under no.2502 (as anonymous pupil working in the 1640s).

Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts, Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts, London, 2004, pp. 190-191 (entry by A. Rüger)