The Birth of the Virgin by Unknown Artist

Saint Anne is dressed in white lying in a crimson-draped tall bed.


Oil on wood
67 x 43 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Sir Henry H Howorth through The Art Fund

She hands Baby Mary to a woman in blue and yellow. In the foreground, one woman pours water into a basin and another takes a cloth out a basket. The windows on the left and right illustrate Bible passages, Noah on the left and Balaam on the right.

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National Gallery Trafalgar Square, LONDON London WC2N 5DN 020 7747 2885

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