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Death of the Virgin Mary
Death of the Virgin Mary
Date:
16th–17th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Pen And Brown Ink And Opaque Watercolor Over Graphite On Blue Laid Paper, Laminated To Paper Mount.
Dimensions:
Sheet: 246 x 174 mm (9 11/16 x 6 7/8 in.)
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Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff; Moore S. Achenbach;
Cogswell no. , Hellman no. as (George S. Hellman, Original Drawings by the Old Masters: The Collection formed by Joseph Green Cogswell, 1786-1871, New York: privately published, 1915).
Collections: Cogswell #163 (Hellman #26); M.L. Schiff.

Accession Number:
1963.24.208
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

the virgin lays prone on a pallet surrounded by men carrying torches, candles and a book as angels and cherubs hover above in the clouds; she grips a lily of the valley in hands folded on her chest, looking unmoved as those around her struggle in various states of worry and distress

DEATH OF A FEMALE SAINT, several mourners gather around a death altar where a saint lies with arms crossed and veil around her head, old men hold torches around her, some come close enough to say a few last words, others pray, heavenly figure with cherubs on either side descend from clouds unto the death scene bringing the light of heaven.