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The Assumption of the Virgin

1729-1764
18th Century
12 x 9 5/8 in. (30.5 x 24.4 cm)

Nicolas Le Sueur, French, (1691–1764)
After Giuseppe Passeri, Italian, (1654–1714)

Object Type: PRINTS
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Aquatint
Accession Number: 73-G-464
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.
Current Location: Storage : Works on Paper : 16x20 : 2.3.44

Exhibitions


- Between Heaven and Hades: Journeys in Renaissance and Baroque Prints, Curated by Dr. Klare Scarborough and Dr. Susan Dixon, La Salle University Art Museum, September 13 - December 15, 2017.

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