The Hortulus Animae is one of a series of woodcuts that was created by German Renaissance artist Hans Baldung Grun between 1510 and1511. It possibly depicts Mary. A woodcut is made by carving a wooden block to the desired design, and then rolling ink over the carved block, and the printing the design on paper.

Hortulus Animae

The Hortulus Animae is one of a series of woodcuts that was created by German Renaissance artist Hans…

The Hortulus Animae is one of a series of woodcuts that was created by German Renaissance artist Hans Baldung Grun in 1511. It depicts Jesus, Mary and the three wise men. A woodcut is made by carving a wooden block to the desired design, and then rolling ink over the carved block to print the design on paper.

Hortulus Animae

The Hortulus Animae is one of a series of woodcuts that was created by German Renaissance artist Hans…

"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary." Luke 1:26-27 ASV
<p>Detail of New Testament illustration showing the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary. Gabriel holds a lily, a symbol of the Virgin Mary.

The Annunciation, Detail View

"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,…

An engraving, The Annunciation, where the angel Gabriel tells Mary she would conceive the Son of God.

The Annunciation

An engraving, The Annunciation, where the angel Gabriel tells Mary she would conceive the Son of God.

An angel appears to Mary while she is sitting with a book.

The Annunciation

An angel appears to Mary while she is sitting with a book.

"And when eight days were fulfilled for circumcising him, his name was called Jesus, which was so called by the angel before he was conceived in the womb." Luke 2:21 ASV
<p>Illustration shows Mary presenting Jesus to the priest for circumcision.

Circumcision of Jesus

"And when eight days were fulfilled for circumcising him, his name was called Jesus, which was so called…

A print from the engraving, The Death of the Virgin, from a Missal published by Simon Vostre.

The Death of the Virgin

A print from the engraving, The Death of the Virgin, from a Missal published by Simon Vostre.

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, was painted soon after 1500 for the Benedictines of Parma. The emotional expressions on the faces of the figures is apparent here. The piece can now be found in the Accademia in Parma.

Deposition from the Cross

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, was painted soon after 1500 for the Benedictines of Parma. The…

The Holy Family is a woodcut that was creates by Albrecht Dürer in 1511. It depicts Mary and Jesus with other people. A woodcut was created by carving an image on a wooden block and rolling ink over that surface and then printing it on paper.

The Holy Family

The Holy Family is a woodcut that was creates by Albrecht Dürer in 1511. It depicts Mary and Jesus…

"The cuff of a glove worked by Mary, Queen of the Scots, for Lord Darnley."

Glove of Mary

"The cuff of a glove worked by Mary, Queen of the Scots, for Lord Darnley."

Hats in 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries

Hats

Hats in 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries

An engraving by J. Jackson, Sr. of Sir Joshua Reynolds' painting, <i>The Holy Family.</i> Many, Joseph, and Jesus look towards the infant John the Baptist dressed in camel skin. John holds a staff with a scroll. Although not visible, John's scroll is often represented as reading "Ecce Agnus Dei" in artwork. Reynolds' painting was completed around 1787. This engraving appears in a Bible published in 1853. The setting is a garden.

The Holy Family by Sir Joshua Reynolds

An engraving by J. Jackson, Sr. of Sir Joshua Reynolds' painting, The Holy Family. Many, Joseph, and…

The Repose of the Holy Family in Egypt is a woodcut that is part of a series "Life of the Virgin" by Albrecht Dürer between 1504 and 1505. It depicts Mary and Jesus resting after a long journey. The woodcut is created by carving an image on a wooden block and rolling ink over that surface and then printing it on paper.

Repose of the Holy Family in Egypt

The Repose of the Holy Family in Egypt is a woodcut that is part of a series "Life of the Virgin" by…

"And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you." Matthew 28:5-7 KJV

The Angel and Women at the Empty Tomb

"And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was…

Christ Taking Leave of his Mother is a woodcut that is part of a series "Life of the Virgin" by Albrecht D&uuml;rer, created between 1504 and 1505. It depicts Jesus saying farewell to his mother to go on his final journey to Jerusalem. The woodcut is created by carving an image on a wooden block and rolling ink over that surface and then printing it on paper.

Christ Taking Leave of His Mother

Christ Taking Leave of his Mother is a woodcut that is part of a series "Life of the Virgin" by Albrecht…

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, is a good example of the way he reflects the influences of Pergino and Raphael. This painting can now be found in the Dresden Gallery.

Madonna and Child with a Bird

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, is a good example of the way he reflects the influences of Pergino…

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, the coloring and soft tones stands out in this piece. After being handed around for many years, the piece can now be found in the Pinakothek in Munich.

The Madonna of the Rose Garden

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, the coloring and soft tones stands out in this piece. After being…

This is a drawing that comes from the English Illustrated Magazine in 1892. It was created by English artist Louis Davis. It seems to depict Baby Jesus and Mary with three angels surrounding them.

English Illustrated Magazine

This is a drawing that comes from the English Illustrated Magazine in 1892. It was created by English…

This is a drawing that comes from the English Illustrated Magazine in 1892. It was created by English artist Louis Davis. It seems to depict Baby Jesus and Mary with three angels surrounding them.

English Illustrated Magazine

This is a drawing that comes from the English Illustrated Magazine in 1892. It was created by English…

Scene from the story, "How Mary Got a New Dress."

Mary

Scene from the story, "How Mary Got a New Dress."

Scene from the story, "How Mary Got a New Dress."

Mary

Scene from the story, "How Mary Got a New Dress."

Scene from the nursery rhyme, "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Scene from the nursery rhyme, "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

Scene from the nursery rhyme, "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Scene from the nursery rhyme, "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

The mother of Jesus, who is highly venerated by Christians.

Virgin Mary

The mother of Jesus, who is highly venerated by Christians.

"The Nativity. By Albrecht D&uuml;rer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901

The Nativity

"The Nativity. By Albrecht Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901

The Death of the Virgin is a woodcut created by Albrecht D&uuml;rer in 1510. It is part of a series called "Life of the Virgin". It depicts Mary in her death bed surrounded by the twelve disciples. A woodcut is created by carving an image on a wooden block and rolling ink over that surface and then printing it on paper.

The Death of the Virgin

The Death of the Virgin is a woodcut created by Albrecht Dürer in 1510. It is part of a series…

"The religious Order of the Heavenly Annunciation, or of the Nuns of the Annunciation of Mary, was instituted by Victoria Fornare at Genoa in 1682, after the rule of St. Augustine. All the convents of the order in France, Germany, and the Netherlands have disappeared since the French Revolution. Some still exist in Italy." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Order of the Annunciation

"The religious Order of the Heavenly Annunciation, or of the Nuns of the Annunciation of Mary, was instituted…

"Coin of Phillip and Mary." &mdash; Lardner, 1885

Coin of Phillip and Mary

"Coin of Phillip and Mary." — Lardner, 1885

"And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity, and she had been a widow even unto fourscore and four years), who departed not from the temple, worshipping with fastings and supplications night and day. And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks unto God, and spake of him to all them that were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem." Luke 2:36-38 ASV
<p>The prophetess  Anna kneels before the infant Jesus who is held by Mary. Joseph looks on.

Presentation of Jesus at the Temple - Encounter with Anna

"And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a…

"And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came in the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, that they might do concerning him after the custom of the law, then he received him into his arms, and blessed God, and said, Now lettest thou thy servant depart, Lord, According to thy word, in peace; For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples; A light for revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of thy people Israel. And his father and his mother were marvelling at the things which were spoken concerning him; and Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel; and for a sign which is spoken against; yea and a sword shall pierce through thine own soul; that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed." Luke 2:25-25 ASV
<p>Illustration depicts Simeon holding the infant Jesus. Joseph looks on while Mary holds two turtledoves.

Presentation of Jesus at the Temple - Encounter with Simeon

"And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout,…

"And when the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought him up to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord), and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons." Luke 2:22-24 ASV
<p>Illustration of Mary and Joseph presenting Jesus in the temple forty days after his birth.

Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

"And when the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought…

St. Marys college, St. Andrews.

St Marys College

St. Marys college, St. Andrews.

"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And he came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee. But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this might be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end." Luke 1:26-33 ASV
<p>Illustration shows the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary. Gabriel floats above the floor. He has large winds and hold a lily, the traditional symbol for Mary. Gabriel raises his right hand in blessing. Mary kneels on the floor, her hands pressed together and head downward.

The Annunciation, Gabriel Appears to Mary

"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,…

"Virgin and Child. By Albrecht D&uuml;rer. Engraving of the year 1507." -Heath, 1901

Virgin and Child

"Virgin and Child. By Albrecht Dürer. Engraving of the year 1507." -Heath, 1901

The Virgin Crowned by Two Angels, an engraving by Albrecht D&uuml;rer.

The Virgin Crowned by Two Angels

The Virgin Crowned by Two Angels, an engraving by Albrecht Dürer.

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, is considered one of the first pieces that became popular. It can now be found in the Pinacoteca in Bologna.

The Virgin Enthroned with Saints

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, is considered one of the first pieces that became popular. It…

An engraving, "The Virgin with Four Saints. In the Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique." -Cundall, 1895

The Virgin with Four Saints

An engraving, "The Virgin with Four Saints. In the Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique." -Cundall, 1895

"William and Mary." &mdash; Lardner, 1885

William and Mary

"William and Mary." — Lardner, 1885

"Coin of William and Mary." &mdash; Lardner, 1885

Coin of William and Mary

"Coin of William and Mary." — Lardner, 1885

"And they came into the house and saw the young child with Mary his mother; and they fell down and worshipped him; and opening their treasures they offered unto him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh." Matthew 2:11 ASV

<p>The illustration depicts three magi or wise men offering gifts to the Christ child held on Mary's lap. The setting is a stable with two oxen in the background.

Adoration of the Wise Men

"And they came into the house and saw the young child with Mary his mother; and they fell down and worshipped…