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Henry Ossawa Tanner

Henry Ossawa Tanner

Recognized as “the most distinguished African-American artist of the nineteenth century," Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) forged a path to international success, powerfully influencing younger black artists who came after him. His painting The Annunciation (1898), was acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1899, and was the museum’s first acquisition by a Black artist. It is one of five Tanner paintings at the museum and remains one of his most celebrated works.

 

The Henry O. Tanner House, located at 2908 W. Diamond Street in North Central Philadelphia, is in immediate need of support to stabilize, repair, and restore the family home of the internationally renowned artist. 

  • Museum Exclusive
    Tanner The Annunciation Puzzle Tanner The Annunciation Puzzle

    Tanner The Annunciation Puzzle

    $22.00
    As an artist trained in Philadelphia by Thomas Eakins, Tanner's work was grounded in realist observation.  A trip to the Holy Land in 1897 had Tanner choose to make the biblical past feel contemporary by portraying Mary as a believable young woman...
    $22.00
  • Museum Exclusive
    Philadelphia Museum of Art Tanner The Annunciation Boxed Notecard Set Philadelphia Museum of Art Tanner The Annunciation Boxed Notecard Set

    Tanner The Annunciation Boxed Notecard Set

    $24.00
    Put pen to paper -- it might seem old-fashioned -- but shows you care!  The inside of the cards are blank so you can include a personalized message.   And use the sturdy storage box for keepsakes or post you receive in return.  ...
    $24.00
  • Museum Exclusive
    Philadelphia Museum of Art Tanner The Annunciation, 1898 Archival Poster Philadelphia Museum of Art Tanner The Annunciation, 1898 Archival Poster

    Tanner The Annunciation, 1898 Archival Poster

    $39.00
    Our archival reproduction of Tanner's Annunciation will grace your home or office.  As an artist trained in Philadelphia by Thomas Eakins, his work was grounded in realist observation.  A trip to the Holy Land in 1897 had Tanner choose to make...
    $39.00
  • Museum Exclusive
    Philly Made
    Tanner Annunciation Tile by The Painted Lily Tanner Annunciation Tile by The Painted Lily, with mug

    Tanner The Annunciation Tile by The Painted Lily

    $14.00
    Taking inspiration from the museum’s encyclopedic collection, local Philadelphia maker The Painted Lily has created small artworks on beautiful tumbled marble tiles . Whether hanging on your wall, decorating your desktop or bookshelf, or as a coaster for...
    $14.00
  • Tanner Annunciation Postcard Tanner Annunciation Postcard

    Tanner Annunciation Postcard

    $1.50
    Whether sending one off to a loved one or keeping one as a personal souvenir, this postcard featuring Henry Ossawa Tanner's The Annunciation makes a great memento from the museum. About the Painting: Tanner painted The Annunciation soon after returning...
    $1.50
  • Museum Exclusive
    Henry Ossawa Tanner The Annunciation Mini Poster Henry Ossawa Tanner The Annunciation Mini Poster, detail

    Henry Ossawa Tanner The Annunciation Mini Poster

    $14.00
    One of the most admired paintings in the museum, Tanner's Annunciation can grace your walls, too.  Take home one of your favorite works of art from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collections. About the Painting: A Philadelphian, Henry...
    $14.00
  • Museum Exclusive
    Tanner's The Annunciation Magnet

    Tanner The Annunciation Magnet

    $5.00
    Whether on your refrigerator or adorning your work space, this magnet of Henry Ossawa Tanner's The Annunciation adds an artistic touch to any metal surface. About the Painting: Tanner painted The Annunciation soon after returning to Paris from a trip to...
    $5.00