Study for the Annunciation

  • 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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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.

Title
Study for the Annunciation
Artist
Date
ca. 1898
On View
Dimensions
8 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (21.5 x 27.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – New Testament – Annunciation
  • Religion – New Testament – Mary
Object Number
1983.95.187
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