The Virgin & Child with a view of Venice
Painted by Giorgione or a pupil, late 1400s / early 1500s
Oil on panel
76.7 x 60.2 cm
The Virgin is a popular image in Catholic art. Scenes like this emphasise Christís childlike nature and humanity. The hazy view of the Piazza San Marco from the bacino shows the campanile with a temporary flat-roofed bell-chamber, which was in place from 1489 to 1511.
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