WEYDEN, Rogier van der
(b. 1400, Tournai, d. 1464, Bruxelles)
Panel, 20 x 12 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp
The Annunciation is attributed to a follower of Rogier van der Weyden, however, it is entirely in the spirit of the master. In accordance with medieval custom, the angel approaches Mary in the bedroom of a townhouse. The room contains a red bed with a large canopy. The jug which holds a number of lily stems is a symbol of Mary's virginity.