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The Birth of the Virgin, pl. 4 from the series The Life of the Virgin, after the woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer
early 16th century
Not on display
28.8 x 20.5 cm (image); 29.1 x 20.6 cm (sheet)
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
Through an arch, in a bedroom, servants attend St. Ann in bed and wash the baby Virgin. A glimpse of peasant life is visible in the room; an angel with a trumpet hovers overhead.