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Painted between 1472-75, this would be one of the earliest works attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci while being Andrea del Verrocchio’s apprentice. It was produced in tempera on wood. The painting was started by the master Verrocchio, that unlike Leonardo Da Vinci, would use paint lead-based paint. So when studies on x-ray were done about this painting, the part painted by Da Vinci was evident and it was finally considered to be one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s first major artworks. It is now part of the collection Uffizi gallery in Florence, in Italy.
In this detail, archangel Gabriel is kneeling to declare the upcoming birth of Christ. His right hand is gesturing to announce the upcoming of Jesus, while he holds a bouquet of Madonna Lilies (a symbol that stands both of the city of Florence and the virginity of Mary). His wings are spread open, and their design shows evidence of Leonardo’s thorough studies of nature and animals. Some studies suggest that the wings would have been lengthened and a whole new layer of paint added later by another artist, possibly another of Verrocchio’s apprentices that would have been working in the studio contemporary to Leonardo.
The angel has a lavish garment with several layers of cloth of different thicknesses and textures perfectly portrayed, showing the artist’s master skills from the early beginning of his career. Plenty of drapery studies were found among Leonardo Da Vinci’s notes, and even a proper study of the sleeve that matches perfectly this painting was attributed to him, helping researchers to understand his building process.
The angel kneels on a path of white and light blue flowers laid over dark green grass, and there is a beautiful garden with well-aligned trees on the back, behind the short wall. The established layout on this work is immediately relatable to more recent of Da Vinci’s works. Behind the garden, to the right of the painting, it’s possible to visualize some bay or port, with a few small boats and constructions against the light blue water.
If we walk along the background moving towards the left of the composition, right behind the tree trunks, there are a few hills and rocky mountains. The short wall between foreground and background balance the layout and contrasts with the leaning body of the angel.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Annunciation (detail 1) 1472-75, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Annunciation (detail 1) 1472-75 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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