The Coronation of the Virgin

Tumbling angels support the as she graciously accepts the crown as . During the mid-1660s, the was a very popular subject in Catholic circles, especially in Spain. Francisco Ribalta treated the theme with remarkable dynamism and originality. He applied to strengthen the vigorous pen work and to unite the . The arched upper section suggests that he made the drawing in preparation for an altar painting.

Pen and brown ink and brown wash (about 1600-1628)

by Francisco Ribalta (Spanish, 1565-1628)

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