MASTER of Alkmaar
(active c. 1500-1515 in Alkmaar)

Scenes from the Life of Joachim and Anna

c. 1500
Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem

The two wings of a triptych show scenes from the life of Joachim and Anna. Mary's parents remained childless to an advanced age. Joachim withdrew among the shepherds. There an angel told him that Anna was pregnant. Joachim and Anna embrace each other at the good news.