The Annunciation by Giulio Cesare Procaccini

This lustrous little panel is among the earliest of his works and reveals the characteristics of his style: a refined Mannerist elegance in the treatment of figures, coupled with an emotional intensity in their poses and their expressions, evident here in the vehement attitude of the angel, which reveals his interest in the more dramatic currents of Baroque.

Details

Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
62.8 x 49.5 cm
Acquired in:
1955
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

The painting was part of a collection of 117 works belonging to the industrialist and engineer F.D. Lycett Green and bequeathed to York through the Art Fund, in 1955, in recognition of the remarkable efforts made after the Second World War by its curator to transform it into a gallery of international importance.

Provenance

F.D. Lycett Green.

Venue details

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, YORK North Yorkshire YO1 7EW 01904 687687 www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.82)

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