Wilton album, folio 26a: The Annunciation, the Virgin kneeling at a prie-dieu on the right in front of a classical architectural background

Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Meldola) Italian

Not on view

On folio 26 with three other prints: 27.78.1(119-121)
For more information on the Wilton album see entry for 27.78.1(1-428).
Elements of the composition of this print, including the background and the angel, are based on a number of prints after Raphael and Titian, such as Marco Dente's Annunnciation after Raphael (B.XIV.16.15), Caraglio's Annunciation also after Raphael (B.XV.67.2) and a print by Enea Vico (B.XV.282.3) that is dated 1548 and provides a terminus post quem for Schiavone's etching.
This impression appears to be a second state of the plate, after the reworking of the angel's wings. It is an intermediary between the first state (British Museum W,1.18) and the later, more extensively reworked, state reproduced in The Illustrated Bartsch (for a strong impression of which see The Metropolitan Museum Mariette Album, folio 14)

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