The Annunciation: The Angel Gabriel Appears to the Virgin Mary
This is an illustration of The Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel appears to the Blessed Virgin Mary to inform her of her impending pregnancy. Mary sits near a prayer book, her arms crossed, surrounded by flowers, as Gabriel approaches via a set of stairs. Two doves sit on the railing. The countryside is pictured in the background on the left side of the illustration.
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Benziger Brothers, Inc. Bible Stories for Little Children (New York, NY: Benziger Brothers, Inc., 1894) 36