In this picture of the Dormition, Saint Peter (?) holds an incense burner over the figure of the Virgin. The picture is unusual in that it seems to show thirteen Apostles. It may be part of an altarpiece.

The small monastic figure at the bottom is the donor. His scroll refers to the Assumption of the Virgin.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
The Dormition of the Virgin
Date made
about 1420-30
Medium and support
Oil and egg tempera on pine
Dimensions
88.9 x 71.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by the 1st Viscount Rothermere, 1926
Inventory number
NG4190
Location in Gallery