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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


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.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Brown pen and ink over pencil, on laid paper.
Place of Origin:Paris, France


Height:280 mm
Width:150 mm