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lower left on the Virgin's book: Ecce Virgo [con]cipiet [et] p / pariet fili[u]m / et uocabit / ur nom[en] eiu / [s] emanuel / butirum [et] mel / comedit ut fiat [sic] / reprobare ma / lu[m] [et] eligiere b / onum (Propter hoc dabit Dominus ipse vobis signum. Ecce virgo concipiet, et paret filium, et vocabitur nomen eius Emmanuel. Butyrum et mel comedet, ut sciat reprobare malum, et eligere bonum; Isaiah 7:14-15)

Provenance

Count Gustav Adolf Wilhelm von Ingenheim [1789-1855], Berlin and Ober-Rengersdorf, by the 1810s or 1820s;[1] sold 1930 by his descendants to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); sold May 1936 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1939 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1935
Exposition de L'Art Italien de Cimbaue à Tiepolo, Petit Palais, Paris, 1935, no. 304.
2019
Fra Angelico and the Rise of the Florentine Renaissance, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2019.

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1931
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1933
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1934
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1935
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1935
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1939
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1940
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1940
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1941
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1941
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1941
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1942
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1944
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1945
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1948
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1948
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1951
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1953
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1961
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1963
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1964
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1965
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1966
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1966
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1967
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1967
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1968
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1972
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1973
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1976
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1979
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1984
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1984
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1985
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1985
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1987
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1987
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1987
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1988
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1990
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1993
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1993
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1994
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2002
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2003
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2006
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2024
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2024
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