(b. 1430/35, Venezia, d. 1495, Camerino)

Annunciation with St Emidius

Oil on wood transferred to canvas, 207 x 147 cm
National Gallery, London

The painting was executed for the Annunciation Church at Ascoli Piceno. Saint Emidius was the patron saint of the city, in his hands the model of the church can be seen. The city received some liberty rights from the Pope in 1482 this explains the inscription "Libertas Ecclesiastica" at the bottom of the painting.