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The Property of the MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, Massachussets (Lots 19-36)
Circle of DOMENIKOS THEOTOKOPOULOS, EL GRECO (1541-1614)

Details
Circle of DOMENIKOS THEOTOKOPOULOS, EL GRECO (1541-1614)

The Annunciation

oil on canvas
32¾ x 24 3/8in. (83.2 x 62.8cm.)
Provenance
Private Collection, Toledo
Church of Ventas de Pena Aguilera, Toledo
Juan Lafora, Madrid
Charles Deering, Chicago
Mrs. Richard E. Danielson, Groton, MA, by whom given to the museum in 1975
Literature
Cossio, no. 108
Mayer, no. 5a
Bulletin, Art Institute, Chicago, XVIII, no. 3, 1924, p. 32
Camon Aznar, nos. 32,42,43, fig. 587
H. E. Wethey, El Greco and his School, 1962, II, p. 170, no. X-22, as a copy, 17th century (incorrectly listed as on panel)
T. Frati, L'opera completa del Greco, 1969, p. 115, no. 126g, as "copia secentesca estranea all'ambiente del Greco"
The Toledo Museum of Art, European Paintings, 1976, p. 72
A. R. Murphy, European Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1985, p. 123, as a copy after the Toldeo 'Annunciation'
Exhibited
Chicago, IL, Art Institute of Chicago, on loan, 1924

Lot Essay

Based on the 'Annunciation' in the Toledo Museum of Art by El Greco and an assistant dateable to circa 1600-1605 (Wethey, op. cit., no. 42, fig. 169)
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