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Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640)

The Assumption of the Virgin c.1611-12

RCIN 405335

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This Antwerp-born artist settled in Bologna where his small-scale works on copper were popular with Flemish dealers. In Catholic tradition the Virgin Mary, after her death, was carried up to heaven by angels while her empty tomb miraculously filled with flowers.