Study for the Annunciation

Media - 1983.95.187 - SAAM-1983.95.187_1 - 49197
Copied Henry Ossawa Tanner, Study for the Annunciation, ca. 1898, oil on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins, 1983.95.187
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Artwork Details

Title
Study for the Annunciation
Date
ca. 1898
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
8 1210 34 in. (21.527.4 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion — New Testament — Mary
  • Religion — New Testament — Annunciation
Object Number
1983.95.187

Artwork Description

In this painting the vertical line of white paint on the left represents the divine presence of the angel who will tell Mary that she bears the Son of God. The finished painting made from this study was well received in Paris and was Henry Ossawa Tanner’s first work to be acquired by an American museum.