The Annunciation

Artist: Luca Giordano (Italian, Naples 1634–1705 Naples)

Date: 1672

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 93 1/8 x 66 7/8 in. (236.5 x 169.9 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1973

Accession Number: 1973.311.2


Giordano was the leading painter in Naples in the late seventeenth century and one of the most sought-after Italian artists of the day. He worked in a variety of styles, often imitating Renaissance masters. This altarpiece was painted after a trip to Venice, and pays direct homage to the work of Titian.