recto: Mary at top center kneeling on clouds, praying, surrounded by cherubs; figures at bottom kneeling and gesturing, with three figures looking in through a window at center; verso: small sketch of a man's face

Assumption of the Virgin after Domenico Passignano (recto); Head of a Man (verso), 18th century

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Bequest of Professor Alfred Moirexpand_more  2012.58.148

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We are grateful to the scholar Miles Chappell for identifying the Roman altarpiece Robert Ango copied in this study of the "Assumption of the Virgin." It is after Domenico Passignano's altarpiece (1604-16) in the Barberini Chapel in the church of Sant'Andrea della Valle, Rome.The French artist Robert Ango lived in Rome in the early 1760s and produced countless red chalk drawings copying Italian paintings from the preceding century.

Details
Title
Assumption of the Virgin after Domenico Passignano (recto); Head of a Man (verso)
Artist Life
Italian (Florence), 1559 - 1638
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2012.58.148
Provenance
Sale, Sotheby's, London, October 10, 1974, no. 243, for £30, to Moir; Alfred Moir, Santa Barbara (1974-d. 2010; bequeathed to MIA)
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recto: Mary at top center kneeling on clouds, praying, surrounded by cherubs; figures at bottom kneeling and gesturing, with three figures looking in through a window at center; verso: small sketch of a man's face