Annunciation (Lochner)

Annunciation, 48.25 x 67.5in, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne

Annunciation (or The Virgin Mary) is a panel painting by the German artist Stefan Lochner, the panels were probably conceived as outer wing for a lost altarpiece. It shows the virgin, rather conventionally receiving the voice of the holy spirit, who hovers above her in the form of a dove. A vase behind her holds a lily. Her white clothes and the flower represent her virginity.[1] It seems influenced by similar panels found in Jan van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece.

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  1. ^ Wellesz, 7


  • Chapuis, Julien. Stefan Lochner: Image Making in Fifteenth-Century Cologne. Turnhout: Brepols, 2004. ISBN 978-2-5035-0567-1
  • Wellesz, Emmy; Rothenstein, John (ed). Stephan Lochner. London: Fratelli Fabbri, 1963
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