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Ascension of the Virgin Mary
Ascension of the Virgin Mary
Artist:
Date:
early 17th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Gray Wash And Black Ink On Laid Paper
Dimensions:
Image: 305 x 221 mm (12 x 8 11/16 in.); Sheet: 356 x 273 mm (14 x 10 3/4 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1994.14.1
Acquisition Date:
1994-04-07
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund

Exhibition History:

CPLH, Recent Acquisitions, 14 June - 14 Sept 1979.
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Palais St. Pierre, Lyon, France, Jacques Stella, Nov 22, 2006 - Feb 26, 2007; Musee des Augustins de Toulouse, March 16 - June 18, 2007.

Female figure with faint halo ascending; aided by child angels; putti; winged; passing through a ring of winged angels. ( ?)
Detailed heavenly procession, three cherubs hold mortal woman with arms outstretched, rays eminate from head, several circles of angels hover above and below center figure, some angels join hands, others pray or cross arms and bow, winged figure in foreground lays down scale to observe communion, earthly scene below clouds of people gathered around a grave (?) beyond cluster of buildings, spirit ascending into heaven.

a framing line in black ink