The Dormition of the Virgin
Panel from an altarpiece showing the Burial and Assumption of the Virgin

Panel from an altarpiece; companion to a panel in the John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Cat. 756) and a panel in the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes, Zaragoza (8)

Attributed to Miquel Alcanyís, Spanish (active Valencia and Mallorca), active 1408 - 1447. Formerly attributed to Marçal de Sas, Andrés, German (active Spain), c. 1394 - 1410.

Made in Spain, Europe

Early 1400s

Tempera and tooled gold on panel

33 3/4 x 11 1/8 inches (85.7 x 28.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Cat. 757

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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This painting, still in its original frame, was once part of a small altarpiece that consisted of three panels, called a triptych. The second panel, which illustrates the Nativity, is also in the Museum's collection. The third panel, which depicts the Annunciation, is in a museum in Zaragoza, Spain.