Description The Virgin, with her eyes raised, and her arms extending gracefully from her sides, ascends heavenward accompanied by six cherubs. Diaz has dispensed with the overt religious symbolism, the crescent moon, the clasped hands and the histrionic gestures associated with 17th-century Italian and Spanish precedents for this subject.
- The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
Provenance M. Wolf, Brussels [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Collection de M. W[olf] Sale, Paris, April 11, 1877, no. 15; Collection M.E...., until 1878 [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Georges Petit [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Albert Spencer Sale, Chickering Hall, New York, February 28, 1888; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1888, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: N. Diaz; [Date] Lower right: 50; [Label] Certificate of authenticity on reverse signed by George Petit
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1888
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