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Image for The Archangel Gabriel
K414
Masolino da Panicale
The Archangel Gabriel
National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia

Masolino da Panicale
The Virgin Annunciate

K415
2350
c. 1430
tempera (?) on panel
Painting
76 × 57 cm (29 15/16 × 22 7/16 in)
Count Gustav Adolf Wilhelm von Ingenheim [1789-1855], Berlin and Ober-Rengersdorf, by the 1810s or 1820s; [1] sold 1930 by his descendants to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); sold May 1936 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [2] gift 1939 to NGA. [1] According to C.A. Böttiger ("Gemäldesammlung des Grafen von Ingenheim," Artistisches Notizenblatt [appendix to Abend Zeitung] no. 6, [March 1827]: 26-28), Count Ingenheim acquired his Italian paintings mostly during two trips to Italy in 1816-1817 and 1822-1824. In 1827 the collection was about to be transferred from the family palace in Berlin to Paris. By 1922 the paintings, in part at least, were housed in Schloss Reisewitz in Silesia (see Richard Offner, A Critical and Historical Corpus of Florentine Painting. The Fourteenth Century, Section IV, Vol. II, Nardo di Cione, New York, 1960: 24), whereas the NGA painting (along with NGA 1939.1.226) was probably in Ober-Rengersdorf, northeast of Dresden, in 1929 (see Bernard Berenson's letter to Edward Fowles of Duveen's Paris office on 22 June of that year, and Fowles' report to London of 3 July, copies in NGA curatorial files; Box 256, Folder 13, Duveen Brothers Records, accession number 960015, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles). [2] The Duveen Brothers letter confirming the sale of thirteen paintings and one sculpture, including "paintings representing 'The Annunciation' by Masolino," is dated 18 May 1936; the provenance is given as "Coll'n. Count von Ingenheim" (copy in NGA curatorial files; Box 474, Folder 5, Duveen Brothers Records, accession number 960015, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles).
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