Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Birth of Mary
  • Marcantonio Raimondi, artist
    circa 1470 or 1482–1534
    born: Argini, near Bologna, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; died: Bologna, Papal States (present-day Italy)
    Albrecht Dürer
    born: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; active: Holy Roman Empire (prese
  • Birth of Mary, 1506
  • Life of the Virgin
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • engraving
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 297 x 213 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 11/16 x 8 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1977.0050.04
Label Text

There are female figures in the foreground in two groupings. Each grouping is tending to and bathing an infant. There is a large bed in the right background. There is a female figure laying in the bed and another female figure seated next to the bed with her head resting on the side of the bed. The whole scene is watched over by an angel.