The Nativity
Panel from an altarpiece showing the Nativity

Panel from an altarpiece; companion to a panel in the John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Cat. 757) and a panel in the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes, Zaragoza (8)

Attributed to Miquel Alcanyís, Spanish (active Valencia and Mallorca), documented 1421 - 1434

Geography:
Made in Spain, Europe

Date:
Early 1400s

Medium:
Tempera and tooled gold on panel

Dimensions:
33 1/2 x 11 inches (85.1 x 27.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection

Object Location:

* Gallery 211, European Art 1100-1500, second floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 756

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Label:
This painting, still in its original frames, was once part of a small altarpiece that consisted of three panels, called a triptych. The third panel, which depicts the annunciation, is in a museum in Saragossa, Spain.


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