Annunciation and Three Kings of the Epiphany

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Room 21
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Ferrer and Arnau Bassa
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Around the second quarter of the 14th century, Catalonia incorporated the pictorical proposals of the Tuscan painting, especially Florentine and from Siena.  The main autochthonous current of the new Italianism was that in which Ferrer Bassa and his son Arnau took part. It is precisely in their workshop or in their circle to which this panel can be attributed, which came from a notable altarpiece of Marian dismemberment of which another piece, an Nativity, is conserved in the Fogg Art Museum of Cambridge (Massachussetts). The three kings of the lower register should be related to the central image, which is today lost, of the Virgin Mary and child, who presides the altarpiece, devoted to the childhood of Christ.

 

Painting

Circa 1347-1360

282.9 x 151 x 11 cm

Purchased 1906

Inventory number: 

015855-000

Panel that formed part of a dismembered altarpiece, from which we keep a Nativity and the Fogg Art Museum keeps other sections (previously in the Crane Collection in New York). The origin of this panel has traditionally been associated with the collegiate church of Sant Vicenç de Cardona (Bages).
Tempera and gold leaf on wood
Century: 14th
Subject: Religion
Ferrer i Arnau Bassa - Anunciació i reis de l'Epifania - Cap a 1347-1360
Anunciació i reis de l'Epifania