European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
The Annunciate Virgin, Saint Andrew with a Donor and His Sons, Saint Catherine of Alexandria with a Donor and Her Daughters, and the Annunciate Angel
Wings from a triptych, made into four panelsMade in Netherlands (historical name, 15th-16th century), Europe
Early 16th century
Jan Provost, Netherlandish (active Antwerp and Bruges), first documented 1493, died 1529
Oil on panel
Cat. 355John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelThe Virgin and the Angel Gabriel are painted in grisaille, shades of gray, to imitate the appearance of sculpture in paint. They originally adorned the exterior of an altarpiece when the wings were closed . When open, the altarpiece would have contained a central image flanked by the panels showing a family kneeling beneath their patron saints.
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