by Sandro Filipepi Botticelli
Tempera on wood
This picture was painted for the church of the florentine convent of Cestello
(today Santa Maria Maddalena de'Pazzi) in borgo Pinti. The scene is notable for
dramatic force suggested by the pose of the Virgin; the figures are placed inside
a perspective space, open in the background on a beautiful landscape.
Of the following Botticelli Annunciation (of 1492), I only found this small image: