Weppelmann dates the painting to around 1395 and notes the probability that it was originally part of a larger polyptych, of which the central panel and three predella panels are known: one predella panel depicts the Lamentation1 and a second shows the Adoration of the Magi.2 The third predella painting, showing the Nativity, is currently in a private collection in Genoa, while the central painting, a Madonna and Child enthroned with Saints, is housed in the Bucknell University Art Museum in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.3
NOTE ON PROVENANCE
The German art historian Prof. Dr. Alfred Stange, resident in Tutzing and Munich, acquired this Madonna Annunciate in August 1963. Prof. Stange was one of the leading German experts on gothic painting at that time. Between 1934 and 1961 he wrote the eleven-volume work Deutsche Malerei der Gotik.
1 Sold, Christie's, London, 5 July 2011, for £713,250.
2 Sold, Sotheby's, London, 6 December 2017, for £125,000.
3 See Weppelmann 2008, p. 132, reproduced fig. 10.
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