Assumption of the Virgin
Spain (Seville or Cordoba) 17th century (1600 - 1699)
Formerly attributed to Francisco Meneses Osorio (op.1666-1680)
Black chalk on paper
Height: 18.4 cm; Width: 17.3 cm;
In brown ink, lower left, recto, Meneses //
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952
About this work
This dynamic study shows the Virgin Mary rising into heaven, a topic often represented in Sevillian art. The inscription attributes the sheet to Francisco Meneses Osorio (1640- 1721), a follower of Seville’s leading painter, Murillo. The exuberant yet accurate handling of the chalk and the similarities to facial features in the drawings of the artist Antonio García Reinoso of Córdoba are, however, striking and suggest an artist active in that city.
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