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Pencil Drawing - The Annunciation - Figure Study

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P295
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1855c - 1855c

Maker Information

Artist:Dante Gabriel Rossetti - View biography for Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Sketch of the Virgin for the watercolour of 'The Annunciation' dated 1855 (sold Christies 11/7/1972, lot 46). This aoppears to be a sketch from a life model, with the faintly drawn hands indicating that the Virgin is washing some clothes. See also the earlier representation of the annunciation in the painting 'Ecce Ancilla Domini ' of 1850 in Tate.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil on paper.


Height:219 mm
Width:115 mm