Joachim and Anna under the Golden Gate by Albrecht Durer

Available at R. S. Johnson Fine Art (IFPDA)

  • Date: 1511
  • Type: Prints
  • Edition size: Latin Text Edition
  • Image size: 29.6 x 21 cm
  • Sheet size: 29.6 x 21 cm
  • Reference: Bartsch 79, Meder 191, Schoch, Mende, Scherbaum 169
  • Signed: Unsigned
  • Condition: Pristine

Description — Click to read

This scene depicts Joachim and Anna embracing, after being told to meet at the Golden Gate of Jerusalem by angels who foretold the birth of Mary. The arch of the gate, which acts like an architectural frame, draws the viewer into the scene as an observer. Spectators express curiosity, while at the lower left, one of Joachim’s shepherds follows him.
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