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Creator:
Richard Westall, 1765–1836, British
Title:

The Birth of Christ (Luke 2:15)

Additional Title(s):

The Angel Announcing the Nativity (Luke 2:8-15)

Part Of:

Collective Title: Illustrations of the New Testament

Date:
before 1836
Medium:
Graphite on medium, smooth, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches (10.8 x 4.4 cm) and Contemporary drawn border: 6 1/8 x 3 1/2 inches (15.6 x 8.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscription on back of mount: upper left: "No 572 | 27 | Richard Westall. R.A. 1765 - 1836. | Illustrate Bible. Center: Fairfax Murray Collection"

signed in graphite, lower right: "R. W";

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1986.12.9
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
angels | animals | annunciation of Christ's birth to the shepherds (and/or shepherdesses) at night; a host of singing angels in the air | birth | cherubs | children | clouds | illustration | infant | Mary, Joseph and the new-born Christ (Nativity) | men | New Testament | oxen | putti | religious and mythological subject | wings
Associated People:
Mary
Jesus Christ (7-2 BC/BCE to 30-36 AD/CE)
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21520
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