Virgin Annunciate (Antonello da Messina, Palermo)
|The Virgin Annunciate|
|Artist||Antonello da Messina|
|Medium||Oil on wood|
|Dimensions||45 cm × 34.5 cm (18 in × 13.6 in)|
|Location||Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo|
The Virgin Annunciate is a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Antonello da Messina, housed in the Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo, region of Sicily, Italy. Probably painted in Sicily in 1476, it shows Mary interrupted at her reading by the Angel of the Annunciation.
"The painting was bequeathed to the Museo Nazionale (later, the Palazzo Abatellis) in 1906 by the Cavaliere Di Giovanni, who had purchased it from the Colluzio family in Palermo..."
- Note by author Gioacchino Barbera, in Antonello da Messina : Sicily's Renaissance master, p. 46.
- Antonello da Messina: Sicily's Renaissance Master, a full text exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which includes material on this painting (cat. no. 6)