• "Baby Announcement"

    9 days ago - By Karin Jurick

    8 x 10"oil on panel
    The two paintings featured, The Annunciation by Gerard David, were part of a multi-storied polyptych (typically an altarpiece consisting of more than three panels) commissioned in the early 1500's by a wealthy Italian banker and diplomat - for the high altar of the Benedictine abbey church of San Gerolamo della Cervara.
    Gerard David was a Netherlandish painter and manuscript illuminator, born around 1460 in Bruges, where he became the leading painter around the age of 34 and was known as one of the town's leading citizens. He became dean of an artist guild, taught for...
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