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The Coronation of the Virgin, Oil by Diego Velazquez (1599-1660, Spain)
The Coronation of the Virgin is a oil painting by the Spanish painter Diego Velazquez. It was painted in 1645. possibly for the queen's oratory in the Alcazar in Madrid. Angelic putti carry the virginal Madonna up to heaven on clouds; Christ and God the Father hold a wreath of roses over her head, and the dove of the Holy Ghost hovers above her in an aureole of light. This painting (178 x 135 cm) is currently housed in the Museo del Prado, Madrid.