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Museum installation of Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo, Sicily: entrance to the gallery of the Annunication with the frame for a processional banner on the left, and the 'Virgin Annunciate' on the right

RIBA Ref No RIBA40661
Architect/DesignerAntonello da Messina (c.1430-1479)
Scarpa, Carlo (1906-1978)
Artist/PhotographerORCH Orsenigo-Chemollo
Subject Date1954
Image Date2007
StyleModern Movement
MediumDigital image
Colour InfoColour
CreditORCH Chemollo / RIBA Collections
SubjectArt objects ; Conversion of buildings ; Decorative stonework ; Entrances ; Museums ; Monasteries & convents ; Restoration
NOTES: Palazzo Abatellis was built in Catalonian Gothic style between 1490 and 1526 by Matteo Carnelivari. It was a Dominican priory from 1523 until 1943 when the arcade, the portico, the south-west wing, and the western tower were destroyed by a bomb. Carlo Scarpa recuperated the structure to house the Sicilian Regional Gallery in 1953-1954. The Palermo 'Virgin Annunciate' is one of the most famous paintings by Antonello da Messina, probably painted in Sicily in 1476.

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