[The Immaculate Conception. Or. the Assumption of the Virgin.]
Mezzotint. Scare proof before letters impression. Platemark: 505 x 350mm (20 x 13¾"). Thread margins. Light horizntal creases to centre.
A scarce proof before letters impression. The Virgin is seen with her long hair hanging loose, her eyes raised upwards and hands across her breast. She is suspended on a cloud supported by cherubs carrying lilies, roses and palms, a crescent moon under her feet. More cherubs can be seen in the clouds above. Sometimes catalogued with the title 'Assumption of the Virgin'. After Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617 - 1682) , painter of portraits and genre scenes, but especially renowned for his paintings of children and his religious works, including his many versions of the 'Virgin of the Immaculate Conception' dispersed throughout international art collections. For a lettered impression, see item ref: 36648.
Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Goodwin: 216.
[Ref: 36649] £450.00