The Annunciation
Paolo Veronese - circa 1580
902 x 1200 • 302 KB
Samuel H Kress Collection, 1959. Veronese's late style was strongly dependent upon the example of Titian and this composition is reminiscent of several versions of the same subject by the elder artist. Although a religious scene, this canvas is imbued with the secular spirit of the Venetian Renaissance. Mary and the Angel are clad in robes of sparkling silk and placed amid the ornate splendour of a contemporary palace - hardly the humble circumstances recounted in the Gospel of Luke.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1580
Artist age:Approximately 52 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 98.4 cm (38.74 in.), Width: 75.3 cm (29.65 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 15 November 2013.
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