ANGELICO, Fra
(b. ca. 1400, Vicchio nell Mugello, d. 1455, Roma)

The Annunciation (detail)

1430-32
Tempera on wood
Museo del Prado, Madrid

On the extreme left of the Annunciation scene is a patch of vegetation, where in the distance Adam and Eve are being sent out of Paradise by the angel. The meaning is clear: the coming of Christ as promised by the Annunciation will redeem the sin of the first children.