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  • Carlo Maratti
    born: Camerano, Italy ; died: Rome, Italy
  • Annunciation, circa 1655
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • etching
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: proof plate 214 x 146 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 5 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Elizabeth M. Watkins Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1958.0043.01
Catalogue raisonné

There is an angel at left, facing a woman who is kneeling on the right (identified as Mary). Mary is kneeling next to a short pillar/altar. There are clouds in the upper right and left corner; there are angel faces in the clouds. There is a dove flying in the top center of the image. There is a building in the center background.