This panel along with the Virgin of the Annunciation (acc. no. 1993.251.2) once initiated a glazing cycle dedicated to the Life of Christ installed in the axial bay of the Altenberg convent church choir. The angel Gabriel holds a scroll inscribed AVE• [MARIA] GR•A[TIA] • P LENA (Hail [Mary], full of grace), and behind the dove of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin an inscription reads ECCE• ANC •ILLA• I[ESU] • N[OSTRI]• D[OMINUS] (Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord). The angular linearity of the painting style, with its bold slashing strokes, combined with the strong junctures of color, make these panels exceptional examples of German glass painting of the period.
From the Premonstratensian convent church at Altenberg-an-der-Lahn, near Wetzlar; Count Franz I zu Erbach-Erbach, Schloss Erbach (by 1805) ; by descent to the Counts of Erbach, Schloss Erbach (until after World War II) ; Georg Hartmann, Frankfurt (by 1952) ; Private Collection, Frankfurt (sold 1992) ; Sotheby's, London(December 10, 1992, lot 25)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 1993-1994." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 52, no. 2 (Fall 1994). pp. 18-19.
Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 145, pp. 124–25.