Tomás da Anunciação

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The Calf, 1873, now at the Chiado Museum in Lisbon.

Tomás José da Anunciação, who was born at Ajuda near Lisbon, in 1821, learned his art in the academy of that city, and afterwards travelled through Spain and France. He was principally an animal painter, and was considered the best artist in that branch of art in the Iberian Peninsula; but he occasionally executed genre pictures. He was Director of the Academy of Fine Arts at Lisbon, where he died in 1879. The following are some of his most noteworthy works: Lisbon. Galeria Nacional. View of Amora, Two Women at a Fountain, View of the Penhade Franca, Oxen treading out Corn at Ribatejo, After pasture — View on the Tagus, and The Shepherd's Rest (1852).

View of Penha de França, 1857, now at the Chiado Museum.


This article incorporates text from the article "DA ANNUNCIAçãO, Thomas José" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.