N04593 THE ANNUNCIATION 1929–30
Inscr. ‘Herbert Gurschner-Mühlau Mühlau-Amalfi 1929–30’ b.l.
Canvas, 64×75 1/2 (163×192).
Presented by Lord Duveen 1931.
Exh: Venice Biennale, 1930 (British Pavilion, 99a (2nd ed.)); Fine Art Society, June 1931 (62).
The artist wrote (12 November 1957): ‘The first Mühlau stands for Gurschner-Mühlau. I signed all my paintings this way Mühlau being my home town in the Austrian Tyrol. The second Mühlau means that I started the work there - Amalfi is the place where I finished it.’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I