Archangel Gabriel kneels at right and holds a lily in the left hand while raising the right hand and fore-finger; Mary kneels to the left in front of a lectern and book; Christ appears at top, encircled by a cloud

Annunciation, c. 1610-1615

Oil on copperexpand_more

Gift of Mary Ingebrand-Pohladexpand_more  2011.67

Not on Viewexpand_more

Rottenhammer was born in Munich. By 1591 he had made his way to Rome, where he became quite successful at painting devotional and allegorical images on copper, often in collaboration with the Flemish landscape painters Jan Breughel I (1568-1625) and Paul Bril (1554-1626). In 1596 he settled in Venice for a decade, and by 1606, he was permanently residing in Augsburg. Rottenhammer's recipe for success consisted in adapting the motifs of the Venetian school of painting and rearranging them in a small format, with attention to detail and an astute appreciation of the brilliant Venetian palette. These precious and portable works became coveted collector's items in the 17th century.

Details
Title
Annunciation
Artist Life
1564-1625
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2011.67
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Archangel Gabriel kneels at right and holds a lily in the left hand while raising the right hand and fore-finger; Mary kneels to the left in front of a lectern and book; Christ appears at top, encircled by a cloud