Giovanni Bellini ca. 1430 – 1516

Pietà (Venice)

oil on panel (65 × 87 cm) — c. 1505 Museum Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

Giovanni Bellini biography

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Bellini was in his seventies when he made this pieta. Previously, in 1465, he had also depicted the subject of the mourning mother but with a standing Mary.

The background shows several buildings in Venice.

The panel is known as the Pietà Martinengo after the Lombardian family that once owned it.

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