Leonardo da Vinci 1452 – 1519

The Annunciation

tempera on panel (98 × 217 cm) — ca. 1474 Museum Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Leonardo da Vinci biography

This work is linked to Luke 1:28

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For a long time The Annunciation was attributed to Domenico Ghirlandaio, until experts recognized a young Leonardo as its maker. One deciding aspect is the background: water and mountains under a hazy sky are typical Da Vinci. The detailed clothing would be more in the style of Botticelli.

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