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Pen and Ink Drawing - The Annunciation - Composition Sketch

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P353
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1852c - 1852c

Maker Information

Artist:Dante Gabriel Rossetti - View biography for Dante Gabriel Rossetti


This drawing is a later rendering of a subject that Rossetti first drew and painted in 1849, see Tate Collection. This is a design, possibly for a pediment/decorative feature within an alatarpiece; drawn in the artist's notebook. It is an unusual Catholic interpretation with the Pre-Raphaelite iconography.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Biblical Angel
Medium:Brown pen and Indian ink on paper.


Height:132 mm
Width:209 mm