VELDE, Adriaen van de
(b. 1636, Amsterdam, d. 1672, Amsterdam)

The Annunciation

Oil on canvas, 128 x 176 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Adriaen van de Velde was primarily a landscape painter, he produced only a few large-figure history pieces in which the landscape is little more than a secondary element. These works, including this Annunciation, were executed for hidden Catholic churches in Amsterdam.