Franz Anton MAULBERTSCH
(Langenargen 1724 - Vienna 1796)
The Assumption of the Virgin
The sheet trimmed to an octagonal shape, with a made up section at the lower left.
Faintly inscribed himelfart at the lower right.
283 x 212 mm. (11 1/8 x 8 3/8 in.) [sheet]
The figures of the Virgin and the angel supporting her in the present sheet are also recalled in an earlier ceiling fresco of The Assumption of the Virgin, painted by Maulbertsch in 1767 for the Carmelite church at Székesfehérvár in Hungary.
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby’s, 10 July 2002, lot 202
Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd., London
Private collection, London.