Life of the Virgin: Joachim and the Angel
1504 (1511 version)
11 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (29.8 x 21 cm)
Medium and Support:
Purchased with funds provided by the Marjorie M. and Irwin Nat Pincus Fund
Label from “Between Heaven and Hades: Journeys in Renaissance and Baroque Prints”, La Salle University Art Museum, September 13 - December 15, 2017:
An angel visits St. Joachim, the elderly husband of the barren St. Anne, to inform him that they will have a daughter. The unborn child is Mary, who will become the mother of Jesus. The celestial visitation is witnessed by shepherds and their flocks.