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The Angel Brings the Message to Joachim
  • 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
  • The Angel Brings the Message to Joachim, 1506
  • Life of the Virgin
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • engraving
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 296 x 216 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 5/8 x 8 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1977.0050.02
Label Text

An angel on the left is facing a crouching man (identified as Joachim) on the right. The angel is presenting a cloth with some rings to Joachim. In the right background is a herd of sheep. Behind the man and the angel there are shepherds in a landscape with sheep and dogs.