(b. 1450, Citta della Pieve, d. 1523, Perugia)
Assumption of Maryc. 1481
Metalpoint, pen, wash, with white heightening, 272 x 210 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna
Pietro Perugino depicted the Virgin of the Assumption, to whom the altar was dedicated, in his altarpiece for the Sistine Chapel. The painting was later destroyed when Michelangelo's Last Judgment was installed, but a drawing copied from it preserves its composition.
This drawing was made by an artist in the circle of Perugino.