The location of Tintoretto's The Annunciation in the lower hall of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

The location of Tintoretto's "The Annunciation" in the lower hall of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. (To the right one can see a portion of the next work in the series, which depicts the presentation of the child Jesus in the temple.) Ruskin's description and interpretation of The Annunciation proved central to the Pre-Raphaelites, particularly William Holman Hunt. Ruskin and the painter visited the Scuola together in 1869 and discussed Ruskin's passage on the painting written almost a quarter century earlier.

Photograph George P. Landow (taken October 2000) [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]


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