Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Annunciation to Mary

The Annunciation to Mary
Jacob de Wit 1695 – 1754
oil on canvas (207 × 166 cm) — 1723

Luke 1:28 - And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

When the angel greets Mary, she shrugs back and raises her hand as if she wants to ward off the angel. He then tells her not to be afraid and that she will soon bear a special child.

In the top centre is a dove, the symbol of the Holy Spirit.

De Wit made this painting for the chapel of a catholic orphanage in Amsterdam.
>>>> Annunciation

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