Following the Angel Gabriel's announcement that Mary would bear Jesus, she visited her cousin Elizabeth, who had become pregnant with John the Baptist after years of being thought barren. The two women embrace in front of Elizabeth's house, where her husband Zacharias appears in the doorway.
watermark: high crown (Meder 20)
Hollstein & Puppel sale, Berlin, May 29, 1930, lot 372; purchased by MFA July 1930
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund
- Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528
Bartsch (relief) 084; Meder 196, before the text edition
Block: 29.6 x 21 cm (11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.) Sheet: 30 x 21.5 cm (11 13/16 x 8 7/16 in.)
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