Virgin Annunciate (Antonello da Messina, Palermo)

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The Virgin Annunciate
Antonello da Messina - Virgin Annunciate - Galleria Regionale della Sicilia, Palermo.jpg
Artist Antonello da Messina
Year c. 1476
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..."[1]


  1. ^ Note by author Gioacchino Barbera, in Antonello da Messina : Sicily's Renaissance master, p. 46.

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