An image of Joachim and the angel

Albrecht Dürer

(Germany 24 May 1471 – 05 Apr 1528)

Joachim and the angel

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
circa 1504
Media
Print
Medium
woodcut
Dimensions
30.0 x 21.0 cm image; 31.3 x 21.8 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, [incised plate] "AD [artist's monogram]". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1937
Accession number
6463