Jacques Callot: Assumption of Virgin, in glory, hovering above apostles gathered around her tomb, ca. 1621-1635, Radierung, 90 x 68 mm. Inv. Nr. 1861,0713.177, British Museum, Department of Prints an Drawings, London (Lieure 1927.677; Meaume 1860.96)
The drawing defines the light and dark areas with its fine washes, thus creating a pictorial structure which Callot then turned into an etching. The composition was drawn around 1631 for a single etched representation of the "Ascension of Mary" (Lieure, catalogue raisonné Callot, no. 677). A short time later Callot used it again for the last two sheets of "The Life of Mary".