THE SENSE OF SIGHT and THE ANGEL OF THE ANNUNCIATION

There are two versions of this image, The Sense of Site (1895, Liverpool Art Gallery) and The Angel of the Annunciation (1898, private collection).

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THE SENSE OF SIGHT

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Photos: Jonathan Russell.

From the Liverpool Mercury, 31 August 1895: “The Sense of Sight … is the first picture of a set of four which the artist has designed to illustrate the senses … one of the most impressive pictures in the whole [Liverpool Autumn] exhibition.


THE ANGEL OF THE ANNUNCIATION

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Image: unattributed source.

  • Medium: oil on canvas.
  • Dimensions: 1030 x 890 mm (0.92 m²).
  • History: signed and dated, 1898; auctioned Christie’s, 2 Nov 1989, est. £6,500, sold for £8,442.
  • Location: private collection.

 

Comparing the two, the major differences are the colour of the cloth, shoulder-line and upper arm modelling and the waistline decoration.

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