The figures of Simone Martini, an influential late Gothic artist of the Sienese school, have a stunning fluidity. They sweep across the scene, dazzlingly beautiful, like some mystical inhabitants both of our world and of heaven. We see Mary shrinking, almost aghast at the solemnity of being asked be the bearer of God's Son, yet even at this moment,
Mixed media drawing with 22-carat gold leaf
21" x 16"
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