The Annunciation

Circa 1550

W 37" (frame 42 1/4") × H 30" (frame 35 1/4")

Stock # Marh2468


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Renaissance oil on oak panel depicting the Annunciation.

Annunciation, also called Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary or Annunciation of the Lord, in Christianity, the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive a son by the power of the Holy Spirit to be called Jesus (Luke 1:26–38). The angel’s pronouncement is met with Mary’s willing consent (“Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word”), and thus precipitates the Incarnation of Christ and his redemption of the world.