The Nativity of the Virgin  1400

by Andrea di Bartolo

Medium: [br]Tempera on panel Dimensions: Overall: 45.8 x 33.8 cm (18 1/16 x 13 5/16 in.) Framed: 48.3 x 36.8 x 4.1 cm (19 x 14 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.) In this scene, one of a series on the life of the Virgin, ladies attend to Saint Anne and the newborn Mary. The woman holding the chicken looks directly out of the painting, inviting the viewer in and giving a sense of imme...
Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington