Sketch for the Assumption of the Royal Palatine Chapel

Domenico Morellipost 1864

Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

This sketch expresses the bodily assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven after her earthly life, with a group of witnesses below and a host of angels above. Morelli painted this subject on the ceiling of the Palatine Chapel in the Royal Palace of Naples in 1864. This sketch probably served as a prepratory sheet modelled after the painting, in order for prints to be reproduced.


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