A Museum Quality Art Print of The Death of the Virgin by Caravaggio. The artist finished this oil on canvas around the year 1605 with the size of the original being 145 by 96 inches, with the figures being almost life sized. The painting was commissioned by Laerzio Alberti, a papal lawyer, for his chapel in the Carmelite Church of Santa Maria della Scala in Reastevere, Rome. The depiction of Death of the Virgin caused a stir when it was completed and was rejected as unfit by the parish. Critics accused Caravaggio of modelling a mistress or prostitute as the Virgin. However this work of art received praise from Peter Paul Rubens who said it was one of the artists best works. It was then bought by the Duke of Mantua and later sold to Charles I of England. After this King's execution, the English commonwealth put his collection up for sale and the painting was bought for the French Royal Collection, which after the French Revolution became the property of the State. Today it hangs in the Louvre. Surrounding the Virgin are Mary Magdalen and the Apostles with others shuffling in behind the main characters. This painting by Caravaggio was the last major Catholic work of art in which Mary is clearly dead.
At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print made from a historic painting entitled The Death of the Virgin by Caravaggio.
Inventory #25 - Religious Art Prints