The Transit of the Virgin

Mateo Gilarte1651

Girona Art Museum

Girona Art Museum
Girona, Spain

This painting formed part of a cycle on the life of the Virgin made for the Order of Knights of Our Lady of the Assumption in the Jesuit School of San Esteban in Murcia. Based on an archaising composition, still in keeping with the forms of Late Mannerism, the artists create a narrative of high devotional efficacy combining rich and luminous colours with an emotive technique familiar to the viewers of the time.


  • Title: The Transit of the Virgin
  • Creator: Mateo Gilarte (c1625-1675) and Francisco Gilarte (1626-1667)
  • Date: 1651
  • Physical Dimensions: 227 x 145 cm
  • Provenance: Extended loan from the Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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