HEEMSKERCK, Maerten van
(b. 1498, Heemskerck, d. 1574, Haarlem)
Oil on panel, 262 x 123 cm (each wing)
Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem
In 1546 Maerten van Heemskerck was commissioned by the Drapers Guild (the guild of wool tradesmen) to make two painted "doors" representing the Annunciation for the guild's altar in the St Bavo Church in Haarlem. The doors were added to an existing central piece that got lost.