Jonathan Armigel Wade (b. 1960)
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Jonathan Armigel Wade (b. 1960)

Annunciation

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Jonathan Armigel Wade (b. 1960)
Annunciation
signed 'J. Wade' (lower left) and signed and inscribed 'ANNUNCIATION/JONATHAN WADE' (on the reverse)
oil on board
22½ x 28¾ in. (57.2 x 73 cm.)
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

Wade's representation of the Annunciation has given the traditional iconography a modern twist. Wade has depicted Mary, Joseph and the Archangel Gabriel in a town, painted in his own characteristic style, using objects and items from our modern society to symbolise the Annunciation and other Biblical references. The no-entry sign represents the Immaculate Conception; the bubble car = donkey; the Christmas tree = the Nativity; the empty pram = Herod's Massacre of the Innocents; the pyramids = the flight into Egypt; and the rolled away manhole cover = the Resurrection.
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