The Annunciation to the Shepherds
(L'Annunciation aux bergers)
- oil on canvas
- 147.9 × 115.2 cm
- Accession Number
- International Painting
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1910
- Gallery location
- 19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Collection of the artist until his death, 1884; Jules Bastien-Lepage estate sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 11-12 May 1885, no. 14; from where purchased by Maria Bashkirseff, 1885[i]; her collection, until 1891/92; with Bulla Freres et Jouy (dealer), Paris, by 1892; from where purchased by Knoedler Gallery (dealer), December 1892, stock no. 7272 (Provenance Index no. K-7146)[ii]; by whom sold to Peter Arrell Brown Widener (1834–1915), Philadelphia, 1892; his collection, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, until 1908; from whom purchased by Knoedler Gallery, May 1908, stock no. 11586 (Provenance Index no. K-12397)[iii]; sold to Messrs Obach and Co. (dealer), London, 30 June 1910; from where purchased, on the advice of Frank Gibson, for the Felton Bequest, 1910.
[i] The mother of artist/writer Maria Bashkirtseff (Maria Konstantinovna Bashkirtseva, 1858–84), who was a student, and friend of, Bastien-Lepage.
[ii] M. Knoedler & Co. records, approximately 1848-1971, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2012.M.54, Series I.A. Paintings, 1872-1970, Painting stock book 4: 4369-8799, 1883 April-1899 April 1, p. 170; Accessed hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2012m54
[iii] See above, Painting stock book 5: 8800-12652, 1899 April-1911 December 1, p. 156.
Exhibited: Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Hôtel de Chimay, Paris, 1875, no. 31 (with the Prix de Rome entrants); Retrospective Centennial Exhibition, Paris, 1889, lent by Maria Bashkirtseff.