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Assumption of the Virgin Gm-00025901

Assumption of the Virgin Gm-00025901

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Volterrano (Baldassare Franceschini) (Italian, 1611–1690) In preparation for a ceiling fresco of the Assumption commissioned by a Medici prince for a church in Florence, Volterrano made many compositional drawings. This study for the fresco, one of the most complete, includes all the principal elements of the painting, with only a few figures posed somewhat differently. The expansive illusionism of the scene and the figures' freedom of movement reflect Volterrano's awareness and understanding of the exuberant, illusionistic High Baroque style of Pietro da Cortona.

A great physical achievement, the commission forced the aging artist to work on scaffolding at dizzying heights and in an uncomfortable and badly lit environment.

Our Cards are all printed on 100% cotton tree-free archival paper. All Cards include a recycled kraft envelope in a protective sleeve individually hand wrapped for you. Each card is printed one at a time and hand bound here in Lugano, Switzerland. We ship all over the world via SwissPost. Please allow 5-9 business days for us to make them and 5-7 business days for transit. 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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