(b. 1445, Firenze, d. 1510, Firenze)


Tempera on panel, 21 x 269 cm (entire predella)
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

This is the third scene on the single panel predella of the San Marco Altarpiece.

The angel Gabriel has just made a sweeping entry into Mary's astonishingly bare chamber, and is kneeling reverently before her and raising his hand in blessing. The Virgin has stopped reading and is humbly bowing her head. There is a door in the centre of the plain, gray walls, opening out onto a broad landscape.