Copyright Information close The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ. More… WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks solely. We use here Copyright term based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check here copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from Wikipaintings.org Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → The Death of the Virgin Caravaggio Date: 1601-1603 Style: Baroque Genre: religious painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 245 x 369 cm Location: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France Tags: Christianity, saints-and-apostles, Death-of-the-Virgin, Virgin-Mary File Source: www.the-athenaeum.org Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 399x600px, View all sizes Death of the Virgin was commissioned by a wealthy papal lawyer for his chapel in Trastevere, Rome, in 1601. Upon completion, it was deemed unfit for the parish, who rejected the depiction of the dead body of Mary. Other reports say the painting was unfit for the parish because of Mary’s bare legs. It was also a controversial piece because Caravaggio is said to have used a prostitute, one of his most common models, as the model for the Virgin Mary. Either way, it was later bought by the Duke of Mantua, after hearing from Peter Paul Rubens that it was one of Caravaggio’s best works Caravaggio: Artworks by date LIST OF WORKS Featured works (26) All Artworks by Date (77) All Artworks by Name (77) STYLES Baroque (77) GENRES allegorical painting (1) genre painting (4) mythological painting (6) portrait (10) religious painting (53) still life (3) Caravaggio Featured works (26) All Artworks by Date (77) All Artworks by Name (77) Baroque (77) allegorical painting (1) genre painting (4) mythological painting (6) portrait (10) religious painting (53) still life (3) Boy with a Basket of Fruit Caravaggio Young Sick Bacchus Caravaggio Cardsharps Caravaggio Musicians Caravaggio Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy Caravaggio Bacchus Caravaggio Basket of Fruit Caravaggio Boy Bitten by a Lizard Caravaggio The Lute Player Caravaggio Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto Caravaggio Medusa Caravaggio Penitent Magdalene Caravaggio Portrait of a Courtesan Caravaggio Rest on the Flight into Egypt Caravaggio The lute player Caravaggio John the Baptist Caravaggio Martha and Mary Magdalene Caravaggio Sacrifice of Isaac Caravaggio Portrait of Maffeo Barberini Caravaggio Saint Catherine of Alexandria Caravaggio 1 Load more Advertisement.