Simone Martini and Lippo Memmi
The Annunciation

Tempera on wood
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

The portrait is modeled on a half-length image of St. Ansanus that Martini painted in 1326. Once again the saint is pictured as a blond, beardless youth with a small palm branch and a standard with the black-and white flag of Siena.

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Photographed at the Uffizi by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.