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Ecce Ancilla Domini! (The Annunciation)

Photo credit: Tate

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Inspired by the work of early Renaissance artists such as Botticelli and Fra Angelico, Rossetti sought in this work a radical reinterpretation of the Annunciation. Traditionally the Virgin was depicted in studious contemplation, reading a missal at a prie-dieu; but here Rossetti shows her rising awkwardly from a low bed, as if disturbed from sleep, while the Angel Gabriel presents her with a white lily.

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Date

1849–50

Medium

Oil on canvas

Measurements

H 72.4 x W 41.9 cm

Accession number

N01210

Acquisition method

Purchased 1886

Work type

Painting

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