02 janvier 2014

A Florentine early 18th century pietre dure panel, The Annunciation, possibly by Baccio Cappelli, of the Grand Ducal Workshops,

A Florentine early 18th century pietre dure panel, The Annunciation, possibly by Baccio Cappelli, of the Grand Ducal Workshops, Florence. Photo courtesy Bonhams. showing the Angel Gabriel and the Virgin seated facing each other, the Virgin on a throne and looking heavenward, the Angel surrounded by rays of light and beneath a dove, rays of light shining through a rose window above the door, an open book by the Virgin's side bearing the words ECCE VIRGO CONCIPIET ET PARIET FILIUM [Behold! A Virgin shall conceive, and bring... [Lire la suite]