This painting reproduction will be completely painted by hand with oil paints on a blank linen canvas. We add additional 1.6" (4cm) of blank canvas above the offered size which will be used to stretch the canvas on a stretcher-bar.
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To paint your Burne-Jones
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We do not frame our oil painting reproductions. Hand-Painted Art Reproduction is an expensive product, and the risks of damaging a painting stretched on a frame during transportation are too high. The Annunciation
is, therefore, not framed, and will be sent to you rolled up and packaged in a strong and secure postal tube.
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The paintings we create are only of museum quality. Our academy trained artists will never allow a compromise in the quality and detail of the ordered painting. TOPofART do not work, and will never allow ourselves to work with low quality studios from the Far East. We are based in Europe, and quality is our highest priority.
Annunciations became something of a stock-in-trade for Burne-Jones: the same subject, along with a Nativity, had been commissioned from him in 1862 for a bible produced by the Dalziel brothers, and on numerous subsequent occasions for stained glass. In this version, the expulsion from Eden frieze on the wall was derived directly from a stained-glass design. Sketches for the composition are in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and the original cartoon re-worked in watercolour in the Castle Museum, Norwich. The oil, which was originally in the George Howard collection, was modelled by Sara Prinsep's niece Julia. In 1878 she had become the wife of the writer Leslie Stephen, and was appropriately painted while pregnant with her first child, Vanessa Stephen, later Bell (herself destined to become an artist, and the elder sister of Virginia Woolf), who was born on 3 May 1879. Having decided against a career in the church, the myth and mystery of his art became a substitute for religion in Burne-Jones's life. He created a highly personal adaptation of the Christian view of life, in Lord David Cecil's words, making it 'a search for spiritual salvation to be achieved with the help of the specifically Christian virtues of charity, humility and mercy', yet despite the gravity of his religious subjects, and especially his church stained-glass work, Burne-Jones's mythological works are invariably more deeply felt and convincing.