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The Assumption of the Virgin

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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This is a study for a wall painting depicting the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The Figure of Mary is seated on a cloud to the right of the picture with her arms outstretched, an angel and cherub are seated at her feet to the left. A painted image of a gilt frame contains the aforementioned scene, featuring concave canted corners and swags of fabric looping around the frame, adorned with tassels. The fabric is being playfully arranged by a group of cherubs.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester


Date

c.1725–1750

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 23.2 x W 30.2 cm

Accession number

1966.181

Acquisition method

purchased from the Arcade Gallery, 1966

Work type

Painting


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Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3JL England

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