|Francesco Bassano the Younger (1559-92)
Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome
Oil on canvas
above the painting was done by Jean-Jacques Caffieri in about
1755. The composition is completed by corner sculptures of the
Doctors of the Church (example: St.
Jerome) by Augustin Pajou (1730-1809).
Trinity (see detail)
adapts the Trinity image type prevailing in his time (Son at Father's
right holding a cross, Spirit as dove above and between the two -- example) by giving the
Son a crown that he holds ready for Mary and by moving the dove down
toward the painting in order to make it seem to be the source of the
light that flows into the painting and bathes the Virgin.
More of the Assumption
Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke