According to Pacheco, from an analysis made by Molanus, an erroneous, dangerous, and heretical manner of representing the Annunciation is, instead of depicting the Holy Spirit, adding a glow on the head of the Virgin, and in it a naked Child Jesus, with a cross on his shoulder, and the angels with God, the Father.
Concerning the journey of the Virgin Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to the mountain of Zacharias’s house, according to Pacheco, Mary didn’t walk but was seated on a small female donkey, with St. Joseph guiding her along the road. That is the way such a scene should be depicted according to the Spanish author.
Pacheco mentions the print made by Nicolas Béatrizet, originally a copy of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s artwork as an example of how not to represent such a scene.
Pacheco mentions the print made by Cornelis Cort, originally a copy of Tizian’s artwork as an example of how not to represent such a scene.