Dante Gabriel Rossetti

British, 1828 - 1882

The Annunciation

Date: 1861

This watercolour shows the Blessed Virgin receiving the message of the Archangel Gabriel in a rose garden. It is a preliminary study for two oil panels on the pulpit of St Mark's Church, Scarborough, a Gothic Revival edifice designed by Rossetti's close friend, the architect George Frederick Bodly (1827-1907), who commissioned the work.

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