Botticelli: The Annunciation Holiday Cards

$ 21.95

These holiday cards celebrate a detail from one of the most beloved paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Robert Lehman Collection. The Annunciation (ca. 1485-92) by Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi) (Italian, 1444/45–1510) shows the Virgin kneeling in humility as the Angel Gabriel delivers the news that she's to bear the son of God. This painting was almost certainly commissioned as a private devotional image; while the patron's identity remains unknown, this picture was in the famed Barberini collection in Rome during the 17th century.

  • 15 cards boxed with 15 envelopes
  • Greeting: Glad tidings!
  • 4 5/8'' x 6 1/4''
  • Made in the USA