The Archangel Gabriel makes the announcement to Virgin Mary that she must be ready to be the mother of Christ, whom she is supposed to name Jesus (Savior). For Catholics and Orthodox this fact is said to have occurred in the city of Nazareth.

O Arcanjo Gabriel anuncia à Virgem Maria que se prepare para ser mãe de Cristo a quem dará o nome de Jesus (Salvador). Para Católicos e Ortodoxos o facto terá ocorrido na cidade de Nazaré.

Alexander Andreevich Ivanov (1806-1858)-'Annunciation'-watercolor-1850   Moscow-Tretyakov Gallery

Attr. Jacquelin de Montluçon (active Bourges 1461-1505)-'Annunciation'-oil on canvas-(1496-1497)   Lyon-Musée des Beaux Arts

Michelangelo Merisi or Caravaggio (1571-1610)-'Annunciation'-oil on canvas-(1608-1610)   Nancy-Musée des Beaux Arts

Fra Angelico (1395-1456)-'Annunciation'-tempera on wood-(1433-1434)   Cortona-Museo Diocesano

Bartolomé Esteban Perez Murillo (1618-1682)-'Annunciation'-oil on canvas-(1660-1680)   Amsterdam-Rijksmuseum

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