The Death of the Virgin  1475

by Martin Schongauer

Medium: [br]Engraving Dimensions: Sheet (trimmed to plate mark): 26.1 x 17.2 cm From the Middle Ages onwards The Death of the Virgin Mary was a popular subject amongst artists. This version is by Martin Schongauer, a highly skilled engraver of the fifteenth century. As is typical of these scenes, we see the 12 apostles gathered around the Virgin's deathbed. (Text...
Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington