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Pen and Ink Drawing - The Ascension - Study of a Group of Angels

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P669
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1844 - 1844

Maker Information

Artist:Ford Madox Brown - View biography for Ford Madox Brown

Notes

Brown entered a competition in 1844, to design a large altarpiece depicting the Ascension of Christ, for the Church of St. James, Bermondsey (south London). He was unsuccessful and the commission went to the now obscure painter John Wood (1801-1877). This is a study for one of several groups of angels who welcome Christ to heaven.
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Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Angel
Medium:Brown pen and ink over pencil, on laid paper.
Material(s):Paper
Place of Origin:Paris, France

Dimensions

Height:280 mm
Width:150 mm