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The Annunciate Virgin (one of a pair)

French, Paris
Colored, stained, and enameled glass
Overall: 64 × 28 in. (162.6 × 71.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544
Kneeling at her prayer desk, Mary raises her hand in surprise as Gabriel informs her that she will be the mother of the Messiah. The opening of his salutation to her, “Hail, Mary, full of Grace,” is partially inscribed in Latin on the scroll above her. The composition and the classicizing, slightly elongated figures were derived from a work by Raphael (1483–1520) that was widely known through prints. The windows were made after the same cartoon used for an Annunciation in an important cycle devoted to the Life of the Virgin in the church of Sainte-Foy in Conches-en-Ouche, Normandy. The New York architect Stanford White (1853–1906) added the inscription at the bottom of the Gabriel panel.
Inscription: On banderole: Ave Maria gratia plena dominus tecum
Stanford White (until d. 1906; sale, American Art Galleries, New York, November 25–29, 1907, no. 498; sold with 07.287.13 to MMA)
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