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Drawing - Annunciation

Annunciation

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1455-1450 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schongauer, Martin (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and sepia, highly finished and washed in some parts

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.359

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 11

Physical description

Annunciation; The Virgin Mary seated at a reading-desk with hands crossed upon her bosom, a Gothic canopy behind her; the angel bringing a sealed paper, but not, as usual, a lily. An inner chamber is visible through a doorway, in which a bed is partially shown; a lozenged window behind the angel; Pen and sepia, highly finished and washed in some parts.

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly, drawn)

Date

ca. 1455-1450 (made)

Artist/maker

Schongauer, Martin (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and sepia, highly finished and washed in some parts

Dimensions

Height: 7.8 in, Width: 5.9 in

Object history note

Collections - Sir Peter Lely, John Duke of Argyll, Thomas Thane, and William Esdaile.

Noted as being: 'A drawing of the time of Schöngauer, but not fine enough for him in sentiment; showing a very curious treatment of the subject.'
DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Descriptive line

Schongauer, Martin (ascribed to); Annunciation; The Virgin Mary seated at a reading-desk with hands crossed upon her bosom, an angel bringing a sealed paper; Pen and sepia, highly finished and washed in some parts; German School; ca. 1455-1450.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Pen; Sepia

Techniques

Drawing; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Angel; Reading desk

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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