The Assumption of the Virgin
12 x 9 5/8 in. (30.5 x 24.4 cm)
Nicolas Le Sueur,
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Label from “Between Heaven and Hades: Journeys in Renaissance and Baroque Prints”, La Salle University Art Museum, September 13 - December 15, 2017:
After Mary’s death, in Christian belief, she is lifted bodily into heaven by a host of angels. Here she is represented on a bed of clouds, evoking popular associations between the Assumption and the Dormition (falling sleep) of Mary.