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The Death of the Virgin
Mixed method on panel. Ca. 1462
Mantegna, Andrea
The Death of the Virgin
Mixed method on panel. Ca. 1462
Mantegna, Andrea

The Virgin Mary lies on her deathbed, surrounded by eleven Apostles. Through the window, the Borgo di San Giorgio and the Laguna of Mantua can be seen in the background. This scene depicts the Virgin Mary´s final moment on earth. According to the Apocrypha, her body and soul were carried up to Heaven by Jesus following her earthly death. This moment is also known as the “Dormition of the Virgin”.

The Virgin of Mercy Appearing to Saint Peter Nolasco
Oil on canvas. 1682
Arco, Alonso del
The Virgin of Mercy Appearing to Saint Peter Nolasco
Oil on canvas. 1682
Arco, Alonso del

This is one of a series of four canvases mentioned by Ponz as having been sent to the Museo de la Trinidad (1800, I, fourth letter, paragraph 10): "The Convent of Saint Catherine, which is of the Shod Mercedarians, was enlarged by Archbishop Tenorio […]. There are four large paintings in the corners of the cloister, painted by Alonso del Arco." The inventories list only two (this one and The Behea

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