Annunciation (Leonardo), Painting by Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Verrocchio.
Annunciation is a painting on wood that is attributed to the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci and dated to circa 1472–1475. It is housed in the Uffizi gallery of Florence, Italy. Leonardo might have finished the Annunciation in his early twenties, while remaining in the studio of Andrea del Verrocchio, to whom he had been an apprentice as a teenager.
The subject matter of the work is drawn from Luke 1.26–39. It depicts the angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she would conceive miraculously and give birth to a son to be named Jesus and called "the Son of God", whose reign would never end.
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