Assumption of the Virgin

Record ID: 
159416
Accession number: 
MS M.879
Title: 
Assumption of the Virgin
Created: 
Venice, Italy, ca. 1550.
Credit: 
Purchased from Maggs, Sep. 4, 1956.
Description: 
1 leaf : vellum, ill. ; 220 x 170 mm
Provenance: 
Purchased from Maggs, September 4, 1956.
Notes: 

Ms. single leaf (cutting), illuminated in Italy, probably Venice, ca. 1550.
Decoration: 1 miniature depicting the Assumption of the Virgin.
The lower section of the miniature's composition was derived from Dürer's 1510 woodcut of the Assumption of the Virgin [see Dürer in America, p. 183, no. 153, illus.]; one figure was derived from a painting of the Assumption by Titian in the Frari, Venice [commissioned in 1516].
Glued on convex worm-eaten board, set into deep mat. Traces of framing marks along margins, many areas with paint chipped off to expose bare vellum. No indications of ruling for staves on verso.

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