Study for the Assumption of the Virgin

Accession Number
1970/2.20

Title
Study for the Assumption of the Virgin

Artist(s)
Palma il Giovane

Object Creation Date
circa 1544-1582

Medium & Support
pen and brown ink on off-white paper, mounted

Dimensions
10 ⅞ in x 7 3/16 in (27.62 cm x 18.26 cm);19 3/10 in x 14 3/10 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);10 15/16 in x 7 ¼ in (27.78 cm x 18.41 cm)

Subject matter
Although now lost, Palma il Giovane's painting of the Assumption of the Virgin showed Christ leading the Virgin towards heaven while surrounded by the forty elders of the Apocalypse and angels.

Physical Description
Loosely drawn figure studies principally seen from below and scattered across the sheet. Most of the figures are seated or stretching upwards away from the viewer. Drawing indicates a varied degree of finish; some figures seem to have been fairly carefully drawn with proper foreshortening of the figures while others are more summarily described.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
study

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
clouds
equestrians
figures (illustrations)
reclining

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