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French School, 15th Century

The Annunciation to the Shepherds

French School, 15th Century

French School, 15th Century

The Annunciation to the Shepherds

The Annunciation to the Shepherds

French School, 15th Century

The Annunciation to the Shepherds


Pen and black ink, watercolour heightened with gold on vellum

12 x 7,6 cm ; 4¾ by 3 in.

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Ecole française du XVe siècle

L'annonce aux bergers


Plume et encre noire, aquarelle rehaussée d'or sur vélin

12 x 7,6 cm ; 4¾ by 3 in.

L'œuvre est dans un état de conservation satisfaisant.

Elle était anciennement collée aux quatre bords mais n'est plus collée que par le bord gauche.

Le support est légèrement gondolé mais l'œuvre ne présente ni déchirure ni manque, à l'exception de celui qui est visible dans le coin supérieur droit.

La surface est légèrement encrassée mais les détails sont bien préservés.

Des rehauts d'or apparaissent, notamment le long du bord droit.

Des petites traces de salissures sont disséminées sur la surface.

L'aquarelle bleue est légèrement passée par endroits.

Des zones plus claires sont visibles par endroits, notamment en haut à gauche, sous le château.


Vendu avec un cadre en bois doré et sous verre.

Veuillez noter que Sotheby's ne garantit pas l'état des cadres.


The drawing is in a good condition.

The sheet was formerly glued at the four corners but is now glued at the left corner only.

It is slightly undulating but shows no tear or loss, except for the one that can be noticed upper right.

The surface is slightly dirty, but the details are well-preserved.

Some gilt highlights appear, especially along the right edge.

Some small dirt stains can be seen, scattered throughout the surface.

The blue watercolor is slightly faded in places.

Some lighter areas are visible, such as upper left, under the castle.


Offered with a gilt wood frame and under glass.

Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the condition of the frame.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Veuillez noter que ce dessin est une miniature provenant d'un Livre d'heures espagnol, peut-être castillan, vers 1480./ Please note that this drawing is a miniature from an illuminated Spanish Book of Hours, manuscript on vellum, perhaps Castile, circa 1480.

With Sam Fogg, London.

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Galerie Sam Fogg, Londres.

This miniature is from a highly unusual Spanish Book of Hours. A small group of other cuttings from this appealing manuscript emerged on the market a few years ago (cf. J. Gunther, Collecting Miniatures, Brochure 9, no.43, and Sotheby’s London sale, 6 July 2010, lot 7).

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Cette miniature provient d’un Livre d’Heures espagnol extrêmement rare. D’autres pages de ce Livre d’Heures démantelé sont apparues récemment sur le marché de l’art (voir J. Gunther, Collecting Miniatures, Brochure 9, n° 43, et la vente Sotheby’s à Londres du 6 juillet 2010, lot 7).