The Dormition of the Virgin

Jacques Juliot French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544

In keeping with apocryphal accounts of the Dormition, the Apostles have gathered around the Virgin’s deathbed. Closest to her stands Saint John the Evangelist, holding a palm branch; beside him, Saint Peter conducts the service, cradling a book in his arms. Another apostle leans over the foot of the bed to sprinkle holy water; the figure behind him, swinging an incense burner, may be Saint  Andrew. While the classically inspired setting is characteristic of the new Renaissance style, the figures’ voluminous draperies with deep folds reflect an older, Flemish tradition. The panel was likely made for a church altarpiece, possibly one executed for the monastery at Larrivour (near Troyes) and subsequently dismantled.

The Dormition of the Virgin, Jacques Juliot (French, active 1540–52)  , and workshop, Alabaster, remains of gilding, French, Troyes

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