The painting is
unusual because there is no corresponding image of Gabriel. Instead,
the angel is present by implication in the Virgin's gesture, the right
hand rising tentatively while the left retreats to the breast. One sees
the same gesture in other Annunciations, but here it is remarkably
natural as the left hand is about to clutch modestly at the veil. Also
unusual is the rough woodwork of her reading-stand.
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