This painting is part of the group: Altarpiece of the Virgin Mary

The main body of the altarpiece now consists of a central painting of the Virgin and Child, flanked by four narrative scenes on each side.

The four scenes to the left depict episodes from the story of Saints Joachim and Anne and the Birth of the Virgin. Those on the right relate two miracles of the Virgin associated with the celebration of the Feast of the Conception. A predella depicting Christ and the Apostles runs beneath the main scenes.

The altarpiece may be by a Venetian-born artist working in Zadar in Dalmatia.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
The Angel appearing to Saint Joachim and (below) The Birth of the Virgin
Group
Date made
about 1400
Medium and support
Tempera on wood
Dimensions
63.8 x 27.9 cm
Inscription summary
Inscribed
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by H.E. Luxmoore, 1927
Inventory number
NG4250.3
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Altarpiece of the Virgin Mary

Painting
Dalmatian/Venetian
about 1400
Dalmatian: 'The Virgin and Child'
Painting
Dalmatian/Venetian
about 1400
Dalmatian: 'Two Apostles: Fragment of Predella'
Painting
Dalmatian/Venetian
about 1400
Dalmatian: 'Two Apostles: Fragment of Predella'