The Virgin Annunciate

The painting shows Mary appearing to receive rays emanating from the Holy Spirit (in the form of a Dove) as she receives the news from the Angel Gabriel that she will give birth to the Son of God (Luke 1: 26-38).

This work is probably one of a pair of panels, the other of which would have depicted the Angel Gabriel.

Key facts

Artist dates
before 1431 - 1495
Full title
The Virgin Annunciate
Date made
probably about 1475-80
Medium and support
Oil and egg on poplar
45.1 x 34 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1874
Inventory number
Location in Gallery