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Carel Weight RA, The Departing Angel

The Departing Angel, 1961

Carel Weight RA (1908 - 1997)

RA Collection: Art

Like many of Carel Weight's paintings 'The Departing Angel' is set in his Battersea garden. It presents the religious story of the Annunciation in a contemporary context. The angel Gabriel [depicted as a female figure] takes leave after addressing the Virgin, who is petrified by the apparition. Weight often juxtaposed celestial beings with human beings incongruous suburban settings. In this instance the Angel wears house slippers and the Virgin sits on a patio chair.

Object details

Title
The Departing Angel
Artist/designer
Carel Weight RA (1908 - 1997)
Date
1961
Object type
Painting
Copyright owner
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions

915 mm x 915 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/1370
Acquisition
Purchased from Carel Weight RA in 1963

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