The Annunciation Hans Memling (Netherlandish, Seligenstadt, active by 1465–died 1494 Bruges) Date: 1480–89 Culture: Netherlandish Medium: Oil on panel, transferred to canvas Dimensions: 30 1/8 x 21 1/2 in. (76.5 x 54.6 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 Accession Number: 1975.1.113
1485 A servant assists Bathsheba from her bath. The scene depicted in the window frame is a 17th-century addition. It depicts David from a distance looking into Bathsheba’s window from the roof of his house. The original window scene portrays David peering in directly. Through the portal below one can see a depiction of Uriah’s death arranged by the adulterous King David. A centrally-planned element to the right of the portal bears sculptures of Moses and Abraham, representatives of the Law.