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Annunciation  1520

by Jehan Bellegambe

The archangel Gabriel's greeting to the Virgin Mary and her response is often represented on the exterior of winged altarpieces, as it signals Christ's conception. Indeed, these two panels were originally the exterior wings of an altarpiece featuring, on the interior, a Madonna and Child in the center (now in Brussels) and Sts. Catherine and Barbara on the two side wings (...
H: 37 11/16 x W: 22 1/2 in. (95.8 x 57.2 cm)
oil on panel
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum