"Bartholome Esteban Murillo. Pilas. (Spain. 1613-1685.) The annunciation. 38 x 46. The angel is represented as saluting the virgin with the words 'hail, thou are highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women, etc.' (Luke I, 28). Few of Murillo's paintings surpass this one. The original is in the Royal Gallery at Madrid."
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.