Joachim and Anna Giving Food to the Poor and Offerings to the Temple

Tempera on poplar panel | 45.7 x 34 x 0.6cm | c. 1400/1405

Andrea di Bartolo

Narrative cycles of the Virgin's life were very popular during the 15th century, but the episode here is not commonly seen. It illustrates the charity of Mary's parents, Anna and Joachim, before her birth. Legends current in Tuscany during Andrea's c...
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