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Ascension of the Virgin Mary
Ascension of the Virgin Mary
Date:
18th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
32.7 x 22.5 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1994.14.2
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 1997.

Beatific female figure is wafted heavenward by several sturdy child-an gels, as dozens of child- and adult-angels sing her praises and a circle of 12 stars hovers over her radiant head. An angel in right foreground has dropped a set of scales on the ground. Below, and at a distance, the baptism of a robed adult is taking place in a large octagonal tank on the outskirts of a medieval city. (Virginia K. Anderson 02/13/95)