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Study for a Ceiling Gm-00013801

Study for a Ceiling Gm-00013801

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Lattanzio Gambara (Italian, about 1530–1574) At the very center of this elaborate, illusionistic design for a ceiling stands the Virgin Mary, on a bank of clouds supported by three putti. She seems to float at the top of several tiers. At the bottom level, winged angels hold back fabric draped over the enormous ogee arches. Above the arches, the walls are decorated with scrolled brackets and medallions containing portrait busts. On the next level, Doric columns support an ornate coffered ceiling. The Virgin's image appears to be set into an oval panel above this ceiling.

Lattanzio Gambarra used this drawing as a preparatory study for the ceiling of a monastic church near the Italian town of Cremona. He and an architectural painter received the commission in 1568, but they probably never began the work since the whole ceiling was destroyed in 1573.

Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.


All our images are digitized from the original negative , printed and assembled in Switzerland to museum standards by our master printer.

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Artwork in this collection is from The J. Paul Getty Museum. Reproduction rights are reserved by the copyright owner and used under license by Archivea GmbH. .

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