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Creator:
Sir James Thornhill, 1675–1734, British
Title:

The Angel appearing to the shepherds, the visitation, and the annunciation: a sheet of notes for a proposed decorative scheme with 3 sketches of paintings for overdoors

Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen, brown ink, graphite and gray wash on sheet: moderately thick, moderately textured beige laid paper; mount: moderately thick moderately textured beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 1/4 x 8in. (23.5 x 20.3cm) and Mount: 8 5/8 x 10 inches (21.9 x 25.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in the artist's hand in brown ink, top left: "Christ preaching amongst Doctors. | Annunciation of B. V. | Angels appear to ye Shepherds | Eliz : & Mary | Our Savior & wom. of Samaria | Christ Preaching on ye Mount. | Widows milk put [? into .. bose] | Woman taken in adultery. | Christ calling ye money changers out of | the Temple. | Peter. Act. 3. raise a lame man. | John preaching in ye desert proposal [?] ye way | Martha & Mary as Jesus passt. [?]. Luke 10th. | Christ and Nicodemus. | Transfiguration. Math. 17 | Christ appears to Mary Magdalene Jn. 20. | Christ appears to ye 2 disciples at Emmaus | Unbelieving [?] of Thomas] | Woman touching [??] hem of the garment | Good Samaritan Luc. 10 | Parable of ye 10 virgins | Woman in [?Alabjan basc.... ] our savior | Agony in the Garden"; In brown ink, lower left: "Or rather all Histories previous to ye Nativity | Such as foretell ye Messiah. - | As Angel ap. to Mary | Ang. ap. to shepherds | Mary & Elizabeth | Old Simeon [?] st

Signed in graphite, on mount, lower left: "Sir J. Thornhill"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1404
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
angels | annunciation of Christ's birth to the shepherds (and/or shepherdesses) at night; a host of singing angels in the air | architectural subject | biblical studies | Old Testament | overdoors | religious and mythological subject | romans | shepherds | temple
Associated Places:
As-Samirah | Israel
Associated People:
Jesus Christ (7-2 BC/BCE to 30-36 AD/CE)
The Virgin Mary
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12825
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