A standing figure of the Virgin Mary with her hands clasped across her breast.
The Immaculate Conception by Giacomo Antonio Ponsonelli, c. 1700
© Scottish National Gallery
- Height: 111 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £80,000 ( Total: £240,000)
- Acquired in:
- Lopez de Aragon
She stands on a cloud with two heads of cherubim encompassed by the horns of a crescent moon. This work displays Ponsonelli's virtuoso technique - the varied surface treatment provides flickering reflections to enhance the surging and billowing of the Virgin's draperies.
Private collection, Spain; Lopez de Aragon, Madrid.