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Rare 16th Century Old Master Oil Painting Attributed to Jacopo Bellini or his Workshop

Important Late 15th or Early 16th Century Old Master High Renaissance Oil Painting | Venetian School | Attributed to Jacopo Bellini (c. 1400 – c. 1470) or his Venetian Workshop | Possibly a follower of Vivarini (Byzantine Style) | Latin phrase is Inscribed in paint at bottom of Canvas: Venerabilis mater Anna Xantonia Evndatrix Societ’s Vrsvlae Virginis ET Martyris – roughly translated as “Venerable mother Anna Saintes Evndatrix Societ ‘s Vrsvlae Virgin and Martyr” | Housed in a beautiful antique gold gilded wood frame

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  • Important Late 15th or Early 16th Century Old Master High Renaissance Oil Painting | Venetian School | Attributed to Jacopo Bellini (c. 1400 – c. 1470) or his Venetian Workshop | Possibly a follower of Vivarini (Byzantine Style) | Latin phrase is Inscribed in paint at bottom of Canvas: Venerabilis mater Anna Xantonia Evndatrix Societ’s Vrsvlae Virginis ET Martyris – roughly translated as “Venerable mother Anna Saintes Evndatrix Societ ‘s Vrsvlae Virgin and Martyr” | Housed in a beautiful antique gold gilded wood frame | Dimensions: Image only 18″ x 13″; with Frame 20 x 15 | Painting is in very good condition for its age; and has been re-stretched and relined | Craquluer consistent with age

    Jacopo Bellini (c. 1400 – c. 1470) was one of the founders of the Renaissance style of painting in Venice and northern Italy. His sons Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, and his son-in-law Andrea Mantegna, were also famous painters.

    Born in Venice, Jacopo had been a pupil of Gentile da Fabriano. In 1411–1412 he was in Foligno, where with Gentile he worked at the Palazzo Trinci frescoes. In 1423 Bellini was in Florence, where he knew the new works by Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masolino da Panicale and Masaccio. In 1424 he opened a workshop in Venice, which he ran right up until his death.

    Many of his greatest works, including the enormous Crucifixion in the cathedral of Verona (1436), have disappeared. From c. 1430 is the panel with Madonna and Child, in the Accademia Carrara, once attributed to Gentile da Fabriano. In 1441, at Ferrara, where he was at the service of Leonello d’Este together with Leon Battista Alberti, he executed a portrait of that Marquess, now lost. Of this period the Madonna dell’Umiltà, probably commissioned by one of the brothers of Leonello.

    The influence from Masolino da Panicale towards more modern, early Renaissance themes is visible in the Madonna with Child (dated 1448) in the Pinacoteca di Brera: for the first time, perspective is present and the figure are more monumental. Later he contributed with works now lost to the Venetian churches of San Giovanni Evangelista (1452) and St. Mark (1466). From 1459 is a Madonna with Blessing Child in the Gallerie dell’Accademia.

    Later he sojourned in Padua, where he trained a young Andrea Mantegna in perspective and classicist themes and where, in 1460, he finished a portrait of Erasmo Gattamelata, now lost. Of his late phase, a ruined Crucifix in the Museum of Verona and an Annunciation in the church of Sant’Alessandro of Brescia remain.

  • Weight

    5lb.

    Height

    20"

    Width

    15"

    Depth

    2"

    Weight

    5lb.

    Height

    20"

    Width

    15"

    Depth

    2"

    Medium

    Oil

    Subject

    Religious

    Support

    Canvas, Relined Canvas

    Title

    “Venerabilis mater Anna Xantonia Evndatrix Societ’s Vrsvlae Virginis”

    Date

    15th Century, 16th Century

    Frame

    Yes

    Origin

    Italy

    Kind

    Paintings