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Angels and Annunciation Paintings and Art

Collected by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

2010 Angel with Lute stamp, fresco by Melozzo da Forli
On Oct 21, 2010, the Postal Service issued an Angel with Lute stamp, designated a special stamp, not an official Christmas stamp. Detail of a fresco by Melozzo da Forli (1438-1494), Room IV, Vatican Pinacoteca, Rome.

This site contains several pages with links to paintings and artwork with a Christmas theme:

Fra Angelico, The Annunciation (c. 1437)
Fra Angelico (Florentine painter, c. 1400-1455), "The Annunciation" (c. 1437), Fresco, Monastery of San Marco, Florence. Fresco, 230 x 321 cm. Larger image.


The Freeing of St. Peter (1514). Fresco. Vaticano, Stanza di Eliodoro, Rome. Detail, full image.

Detail of Angels at the bottom of The Sistine Madonna, 1513-1514, Gemäldegalerie, Dresden. Perhaps most popular depiction of innocent, cherubic children as angels.

Fra Angelico

Franz von Stuck (German Symbolist painter and sculptor, 1863-1928), The Guardian of Paradise (1889), Museum Villa Stuck, Munich

Antony Van Dyck, The Lamentation (1618-20), oil on canvas, Art History Museum, Vienna. Detail of churb weeping, holding one of the crucifixion nails now removed. Another.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French artist, 1825-1905), did a series of famous paints with on cupid wearing wings, often confused with angels, including the widely reproduced "The First Kiss" (1873, Le Premier Baiser, two angels kissing), "Cupid" Cupidon) (1875), "Amour A Laffut" (). Actual religious paintings include: Song of the Angels" (1881), oil on canvas, 84x60", Museum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA. Shows angels serenading the Mother and Child. Another.

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (British Pre-Raphaelite painter,1833-1898)

J.J. Tissot, Soul of the Penitent Thief Being Taken to Paradise (1897), watercolor.

Guarding the Garden of Eden

  • Franz von Stuck (German Symbolist, 1863-1928), The Guardian of Paradise (1889), Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
  • Benjamin West (American, 1738-1820), The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise (1791), oil on canvas, 186.8 x 278.1. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Dramatic angel urging them away with outstretched hands. Snake is leaving the Garden ahead of them.


Annunciation Paintings Show the Angel Gabriel

Rupert Charles Wolston Bunny (Australian painter, 1864-1947), The Annunciation (1893). Larger image.

St. Jerome

  • Simon Vouet (French, 1590-1649), St. Jerome and the Angel (c. 1625), oil on canvas 144.8 x 179.8. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. White-winged angel holding trumpet.


  • Pieter Pauwel Rubens, The Resurrection of Christ (1611-12), Oil on panel, 138 x 98 cm (centre panel), 136 x 40 cm (wings), O.-L. Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp. Pair of angels.
  • J.J. Tissot, Angel of the Lord on the Stone of the Sepulchre (1897), Oleograph. In

Guardian Angel

Gideon and the Angel of the Lord

Last Judgment

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Copyright of artwork. Much, but not all, of the artwork linked to on this site is in the public domain worldwide due to the date of death of its author (if it is was published outside of the U.S. and the author has been dead for over 70 years), or due to its date of publication (if it was first made public in the U.S. before 1923), at least in the United States (see Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.), in Germany, and in many other countries.

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