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Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Annunciation
Image View:
Overall view with frame
Creator:
Benedetto Bonfigli (Italian painter, ca. 1420-1496)
Location:
repository: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid, Madrid, Spain) Inv. no. 53 (1977.23)
Location Note:
Paseo del Prado, 8
GPS:
40.416111-3.695
Date:
ca. 1455 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Fifteenth century; Renaissance
Work Type 1:
panel painting
Classification:
Paintings
Material:
tempera paint; gold leaf on panel
Technique:
gilding (technique); painting and painting techniques
Measurements:
51 cm (height) x 36.5 cm (width)
Subjects:
landscape; New Testament; saints; Gabriel (Archangel); Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint; lily; dove; late International Gothic
Description:
Benedetto Bonfigli was born in Umbria. His earliest works reveal the study that he made of artists such as Fra Angelico, whose influence would be relatively important for his output; Domenico Veneziano, documented in Perugia between 1438 and 1454, who inspired Bonfigli’s landscape backgrounds; and Gentile da Fabriano. The use of gold, which is associated with the earlier Gothic style to be found in the local tradition with which Bonfigli was familiar, does not detract from the sense of depth and perspective in the scene. The influence of Fra Angelico is also evident in details such as the delicate glass vase filled with roses in the immediate foreground. (Source: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum [website]; https://www.museothy ssen.org/en/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-BONFIGLI-TBM-TA- A01
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Annunciation