The Angel and the Virgin: A Brief History of the Annunciation
A display selected from the Museum’s collection by the artist, writer and print historian Lino Mannocci, whose own work can be seen in the exhibition Clouds and Myths: Monotypes by Lino Mannocci.
Illuminating the different ways in which artists have depicted the Annunciation - the revelation of the Angel Gabriel to Mary that she would conceive a child who was the son of God - this selection unites a range of old master prints from the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries with a select group of manuscripts, enamels and ceramics. At the exhibition’s centre is the Annunciation panel by Domenico Veneziano, a source of inspiration for Mannocci’s own work.
Tue 9 February 2010 to Sun 9 May 2010
Charrington Print Room (Gallery 16)