This is a study for a wall painting depicting the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The Figure of Mary is seated on a cloud to the right of the picture with her arms outstretched, an angel and cherub are seated at her feet to the left. A painted image of a gilt frame contains the aforementioned scene, featuring concave canted corners and swags of fabric looping around the frame, adorned with tassels. The fabric is being playfully arranged by a group of cherubs. The fabric (and clothes) are predominately painted in pink and sky blue whereas the background is a light green-grey. Details such as Mary's headpiece are are accentuated through their vibrant gold colour. There is a black rectangle painted in the bottom left corner of the image.
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Manchester City Galleries
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