Inventory number
P00827
Author
El Greco
Title
The Annunciation
Chronology
Ca. 1570
Technique
Oil
Support
Panel
Dimensions
26,7 cm x 20 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Religion
On display
Yes
Provenance
Adquirido por el Estado a Concepción Parody con destino al Museo de la Trinidad, 1868.

In keeping with iconographic tradition, the Virgin turns in surprise at the arrival of the Archangel Gabriel and the Holy Ghost.

This work is very close, compositionally and stylistically, to the Annunciation of the Modena Triptych, but it is not known whether it is a sketch for that work, or an autograph reduction.

Probably painted in Venice just before 1570, this piece seems to be inspired by the work of Titian, although the architecture in the background and the tile flooring in the room hearken to Tintoretto. These were the two painters who most influenced El Greco.

 
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