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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
The Birth of the Virgin, pl. 4 from the series The Life of the Virgin, after the woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer
Date:
early 16th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Engraving
Dimensions:
28.8 x 20.5 cm (image); 29.1 x 20.6 cm (sheet)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.36924
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

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.