30.0 x 20.7cm image; 31.3 x 21.7cm sheet
An angel appears to Joachim (father of the Virgin Mary) to announce the impending birth of his daughter. The angel's message comes in the form of an official document hung with seals. This woodcut belongs to the 'Life of the Virgin' series. The series of nineteen prints was published in 1511, with a frontispiece and Latin text on the verso of each sheet, although Dürer had designed most of the woodcuts between 1503 and 1505.
Nicholas Draffin (Australia, b.1943, d.1995) (Author), Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 12.
Piety and Paganism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 13 Jul 1991–29 Sep 1991.
German Old Master Prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 03 Mar 1998–16 Jun 1998.
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006.