The Angel of the Annunciation (Cartoon for an Embroidery)

Artist: Raffaellino del Garbo (also known as Raffaelle de' Capponi and Raffaelle de' Carli) (Italian, Florence 1466?–1524 Florence)

Date: 1466–1524

Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, highlighted with white gouache, over black chalk on paper washed brown; outlines of design and framing outlines pricked and with traces of rubbed black pouncing dust

Dimensions: Diameter: 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm)

Classification: Drawings

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1912

Accession Number: 12.56.5a


This delicate study was one of many made by Raffaellino as models for embroidered figures. The figural type and the delicacy of line and white gouache heightening are typical of Raffaellino's drawings and reflect the impact of his master Filippino Lippi.