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Drawing - The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38)
  • The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38)
    Abraham Bloemaert, born 1564 - died 1651
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The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38)

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    late 16th - early 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Abraham Bloemaert, born 1564 - died 1651 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn with a pen, washed with distemper colour, and heightened with white

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.394

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The Annunciation; Cherubim accompanying the descending dove and the Angel Gabriel, to the Virgin Mary; Drawn with a pen, washed with distemper colour, and heightened with white.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (possibly, drawn)

Date

late 16th - early 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Abraham Bloemaert, born 1564 - died 1651 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Drawn with a pen, washed with distemper colour, and heightened with white

Marks and inscriptions

Lower right, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 394

On verso, at lower centre, in black chalk, A Bloemaert

At lower left, by Goll van Franckenstein the elder, in brown ink, 12/72; and below this, in black chalk, No. 21.2.

Dimensions

Height: 462 millimetres, Width: 334 millimetres

Object history note

Abraham van Broyel (d. 1759 or before), Amsterdam, his sale, Amsterdam, de Leth, 30ff. October 1759, Album A, lot 30: ‘Door Abraham Bloemaert. De Boodschap aan Maria, met eenige Kindertjes in de wolken, geteekend met Roet en met wit gehoogd, hoog 18½, breed 13¼ duim’ (to Goll van Franckenstein for 41 fl.); Jonkheer Johann Goll van Franckenstein the elder (1722–85), Velzen (his number 1272 in brown ink on verso); possibly Jacob Roelofs (d. 1824 or before), Nijmegen, possibly his sale, Amsterdam, de Vries … Roos, 8 March 1824, Album L, lot 21: ‘De Engel bij Maria; met dito [pen en o.i.inkt], door denzelven [A. Bloemaert]’ (together with lots 19–20 and 22–3 to ‘de Vries’ for 5.15 fl.); Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1869.

Descriptive line

Drawing, 'The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38)', by Abraham Bloemaert, Cherubim accompanying the descending dove and the Angel Gabriel, to the Virgin Mary; drawn with a pen, washed with distemper colour, and heightened with white; Dutch School; Late 16th - early 17th century.

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.
Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, vol. I, Cat. 30, illus. p.72.

Materials

Pen; Distemper

Techniques

Drawing; Wash technique; Heightening

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Clouds; Dove; Cherubim

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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