Assunzione della Vergine

The Assumption of the Virgin

Paolo Caliari detto Paolo Veronese

Author
Paolo Caliari detto Paolo Veronese
Verona, 1528 - Venezia, 1588
Title
The Assumption of the Virgin
Catalogue
541
Support
Canvas, 464 x 310 cm
Provenance
Acquired following the Napoleonic Suppression, 1812
Hall
Hall X

This painting is from the ceiling of the refectory at the convent of San Giacomo on the Giudecca. There were other canvases from the same decorative area that were also added to the Gallerie catalogue, including two ovals representing the Annunciation and Visitation, and a frieze with leaves, putti, and allegorical figures (in the repositories) as well as the large Feast in the House of Levi, currently granted to the Municipality of Verona repositories. Though coordinated by Veronese, the execution of the paintings was largely undertaken by his workshop with the exception, perhaps, of this central canvas, which is qualitatively superior to the others. The arrangement of the figures of the apostles and the presence of a pergola that ran all the way around the painting are reminiscent of Mannerism, and particularly Correggio.