Artist: Orazio Gentileschi
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 286 x 196 cm
Date: c. 1623
Location: Galleria Sabauda,
In Luke 1:34-38 it is written that after the angel Gabriel told Mary she would give birth to a son, she asked "How will this be, since I am a virgin?" The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God." Mary answered, "I am the Lord's servant. May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her.
This painting dates from Gentileschi's time in
Orazio Gentileschi (1563 - 1639) was born in