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The Nativity

Panel from an altarpiece; companion panels are in the Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt (Visitation; Adoration of the Magi); the Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar (Circumcision); and a private collection (Annunciation).

Attributed to Ludwig Schongauer, German (active Colmar, Ulm, and Augsburg), c. 1440 - 1494

Made in Germany, Europe

c. 1480-1490

Oil on panel

18 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches (46.4 x 28.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The John D. McIlhenny Collection, 1943

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Reverend L. Douglas, Scotland [1]. With Böhler and Steinmeyer, New York, by January 9, 1913 [2]; sold to John D. McIlhenny (1866-1925), Philadelphia, January 9, 1913-until d. 1925; life interest to his wife, Frances Galbraith Plumer McIlhenny (1869-1943); bequest of John D. McIlhenny to PMA, 1943. 1. Receipt from Böhler and Steinmeyer to John D. McIlhenny, dated January 9, 1913 (registrar file). 2. Ibid.