LLANOS, Fernando
(active 1506-1516 in Valencia)

Death and Assumption of the Virgin

Oil on panel, 194 x 227 cm
Cathedral, Valencia

In 1507 Fernando Yáñez de la Almedina and Fernando Llanos signed a contract for a series of 12 panel paintings that serve as shutters for the altarpiece in the sanctuary of the Cathedral in Valencia. The six exterior panels represent six of the Seven Joys of the Virgin, while the six interior panels depicts scenes from her life.

Both artists were influenced by Leonardo da Vinci although they interpreted Leonardo in different ways. The Death and Assumption of the Virgin is universally accepted as the work by Llanos.