Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know email@example.com WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. 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 Alternative name: Death of the Virgin (Caravaggio) Date: 1601 - 1603 Style: Baroque Genre: religious painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 245 x 369 cm Location: Louvre, Paris, France Tags: Christianity, saints-and-apostles, Death-of-the-Virgin, Virgin-Mary Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_the_Virgin_(Caravaggio) 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 Famous works Boy with a Basket of Fruit Caravaggio · 1593 Young Sick Bacchus Caravaggio · 1593 The Lute Player Caravaggio · 1596 Medusa Caravaggio · 1597 David and Goliath Caravaggio · 1599 Narcissus Caravaggio · 1599 Amor Victorious Caravaggio · 1602 John the Baptist Caravaggio · 1602 Ecce Homo Caravaggio · 1605 Saint Jerome Writing Caravaggio · 1605 John the Baptist (Reclining Baptist) Caravaggio · 1610 View all 78 artworks Related Artworks Holy Family with Elizabeth and Child John the Baptist Jacob Jordaens The Virgin and Child in the company of little St. John and his parents Jacob Jordaens The Adoration of the Magi Hendrick Terbrugghen The Virgin appearing to St Ildephonsus and giving him a robe Diego Velazquez Birth of the Virgin Francisco de Zurbaran The Immaculate Conception Francisco de Zurbaran The Young Virgin Francisco de Zurbaran Vision of Blessed Alonso Rodriguez Francisco de Zurbaran The Immaculate Conception Francisco de Zurbaran Adoration of the Shepherds Francisco de Zurbaran Monastery of Nuestra Señora de la Defensión at Jerez de la Frontera, The Annunciation Francisco de Zurbaran Adoration of the Magi Francisco de Zurbaran The Immaculate Conception with Saint Joachim and Saint Anne Francisco de Zurbaran Coronation of the Virgin Diego Velazquez The Lamentation Jacob Jordaens Madonna with Child Francisco de Zurbaran Rest on the Flight to Egypt Francisco de Zurbaran The Childhood of the Virgin Francisco de Zurbaran The Immaculate Conception Francisco de Zurbaran The veneration of the Eucharist Jacob Jordaens 1 Load more Advertisement.