Caravaggio, Death of the Virgin

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Death of the Virgin, 1605-06, oil on canvas, 12′ 10″ x 8′ / 369 x 245 cm (Musée du Louvre, Paris)

This was painted for the altar of a family chapel in the church of Santa Maria della Scala del Trastevere, Rome.

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