CLEVE, Joos van
(b. ca. 1485, Antwerpen, d. 1540, Antwerpen)

The Annunciation

c. 1525
Oil on panel, 86 x 80 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

In Joos van Cleve's painting the Annunciation takes place in a fully furnished, 16-century bedchamber. There is a bed, a prie-dieu, a chair, a dresser, a sconce, a pewter dish and jug, a stone vase, a cloth, and a chandelier.