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The Assumption of the Virgin: M.8 & A-1943

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The Assumption of the Virgin


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The Assumption of the Virgin, wood, carved in the round, painted, and gilded, with gilded wooden stand (A).

Wood, carved in the round, painted and gilt. The Virgin, both hands lost, stands on a cloud of eight cherubs' heads, and her draperies billow out around her. Her dress is painted with a rich floral pattern and much gilding survives. Her mantle at the back has a rich design. The figure is supported on a carved and gilt wood stand

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Sigismund Goetze

Measurements and weight

Depth: 8.0 in
Height: 26.0 in
Width: 12.0 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943-11-06) by Goetze, Constance, Mrs


18th Century
Circa 1700 - 1800


Alonzo Cano type, probably 18th century

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Stand Decoration composed of gilt

Materials used in production

Wood (plant material)

Techniques used in production

Carving : Carved in wood in the round, with gilded wooden stand

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8 & A-1943
Primary reference Number: 30385
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_8 & A_1943
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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