The Immaculate Conception by Giacomo Antonio Ponsonelli

A standing figure of the Virgin Mary with her hands clasped across her breast.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Height: 111 cm
Art Fund grant:
£80,000 ( Total: £240,000)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Private collection, Spain; Lopez de Aragon, Madrid.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery The Mound, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 2EL 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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