The Assumption of the Virgin, c. 1490-1500

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The Apostles pray in wonder as angels take the Virgin from her tomb and lift her to heaven. The publisher of this woodcut has taken more shortcuts than the one who published the Crucifixion with the decorated borders seen nearby. There the haloes remain untarnished because they are truly gilded. Here they have tarnished because they were highlighted with a cheaper material such as tin.

The Assumption of the Virgin
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Catalogue Raisonne
Sch. I.725a T.I.B. vol.162, .725-1
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