(b. 1616, Napoli, d. ca. 1656, Napoli)

Meeting of Anne and Joachim at the Golden Gate in Jerusalem (detail)

c. 1640
Oil on canvas
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

Two different episodes from the life of Mary's parents are illustrated in this painting. In the foreground we find the encounter of the life-sized figures, the smaller size figures in the background illustrate the angel's annunciation that Joachim is about to become a father.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.