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The Assumption of the Virgin by Jacopo Amigoni

    The Assumption of the Virgin by Jacopo Amigoni

    The Assumption of the Virgin by Jacopo Amigoni is in private collection. The size of the work is 125,7 x 80,7 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    Much of Amigoni’s early career was spent in Southern Germany, particularly at the Bavarian court, where he received numerous prestigious commissions including fresco decorations for Nymphenburg, Schloss Schleissheim and for the Abbey of Ottobeuren, which are amongst his most important works. He also produced a number of gallery and easel pictures, and the present Assumption of the Virgin would appear to date to these years. It has stylistic affinities with paintings such as the Adoration of the Magi (Altepinakothek, Munich, inv. 2392). At least one other picture of the subject by Amigoni is recorded; an altarpiece of the Assumption was mentioned in a period reference in the Jesuit collegium in Hamburg (now apparently lost)… Read more in Sothebys

    About the Artist: Italian painter of the late-Baroque or Rococo period Jacopo Amigoni was born in Venice. He painted both mythological and religious scenes. His style influenced Giuseppe Nogari. Amigoni’s independent career began in 1715 when he painted the altarpiece Christ the Risen Meets His Mother for the Frauenkirche in Munich, which is now in the church of Frauenwörth Abbey on the island of Frauenchiemsee, although it is there at certain times of the year is replaced by a painting of the blessed Irmengard von Chiemsee… Read more


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