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This oil sketch for an oval ceiling illustrates the Assumption of the body and soul of the Virgin three days after her death. In the centre the Virgin Mary is being carried into heaven, where the Holy Trinity (God the father, son and Holy Ghost) are waiting to receive her. Saint Joseph is holding a lily, and beyond him is the Ark of the Covenant. Saint John the Baptist is shown with his reed cross and a scroll.
oil on canvas
H 112 x W 144.4 cm
bequeathed by the Founders, 1885