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The Assumption of the Virgin; the Virgin kneeling in the sky with a veil above her head, stretching out her arms and led upward by angels towards a burst of divine light, two of them at left holding a floral crown and a palm; the twelve Apostles gathered around the open tomb; St John the Evangelist stretching out his right arm at centre, seen from behind and kneeling; two women who are probably Mary Magdalene and Virgin Mary's sister, the kneeling woman holds a flower referring to the blossoms that miraculously filled the empty coffin; with tapering lines towards the top; after Peter Paul Rubens. 1639
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Height: 630 millimetres
Width: 479 millimetres (trimmed)
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- After the painting by Rubens in the Lichtenstein Collection in Vaduz, inv.no.GE80 (Rooses 360); formerly in the Church of the Carthusians in Brussels. An early modello is in the collection of the Count Antoine Seilern, London; a second and final oil sketch is in the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, inv.no.1965.35 (with the scarf above the head of the Virgin).
A drawing attributed to Witdoeck (corrected by Rubens) is in the Uffizi, Florence, inv.no.1072E.
This is second state, for an impression of the fourth state see 1891,0414.724.
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