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Vittore

Carpaccio

Italy, Renaissance

Born 1450 - died 1525

CARPACCIO, VITTORIO, or VITTORE (c.1465—c.1522), Italian painter, was born in Venice, of an old Venetian family. The facts of his life are obscure, but his principal works were executed between 1490 and 1519; and he ranks as one of the finest precursors of the great Venetian masters. The date of his birth is conjectural. He is first mentioned in 1472 in a will of his uncle Fra Ilario, and Dr Ludwig infers from this that he was born c.1455, on the ground that no one could enter into an inheritance under the age of fifteen; but the inference ignores the possibility of a testator making his will in prospect of the beneficiary attaining his legal age. Consideration of the youthful style of his earliest dated pictures (St Ursula series,Venice, 1490) makes it improbable that at that time he had reached so mature an age as thirty-five; and the date of his birth is more probably to be guessed from his being about twenty-five in 1490. What is certain is that he was a pupil (not, as sometimes thought, the master) of Lazzaro Bastiani, who, like the Bellini and Vivarini, was the head of a large atelier in Venice, and whose own work is seen in such pictures as the S. Veneranda at Vienna, and the Doge Mocenigo kneeling before the Virgin and Madonna and Child (formerly attributed to Carpaccio) in the National Gallery, London. In later years Carpaccio appears to have been influenced by Cima da Conegliano (e.g. in the Death of the Virgin, 1508, at Ferrara). Apart from the St Ursula series, his scattered series of the Life of the Virgin and Life of St Stephen, and a Dead Christ atBerlin, may be specially mentioned.

The Dead Christ

c.1520

Tempera on canvas

57.09 x 72.83 inches / 145 x 185 cm

Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany

The Stoning of St. Stephen

1520

Tempera on canvas

55.91 x 66.93 inches / 142 x 170 cm

Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

 

St George and the Dragon

1516

Oil on canvas

70.87 x 88.98 inches / 180 x 226 cm

S. Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy

The Lion of St Mark

1516

Tempera on canvas

51.18 x 144.88 inches / 130 x 368 cm

Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy

Disputation of St. Stephen

1514

Tempera on canvas

57.87 x 67.72 inches / 147 x 172 cm

Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy

The Sermon of St. Stephen

1514

Tempera on canvas

59.84 x 76.77 inches / 152 x 195 cm

Musée du Louvre, Paris, France

St. Stephen is Consecrated Deacon

1511

Tempera on canvas

58.27 x 90.94 inches / 148 x 231 cm

Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany

Portrait of a Knight

1510

Tempera on canvas

85.83 x 59.84 inches / 218 x 152 cm

Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid, Spain

Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

1510

Tempera on panel

165.75 x 92.91 inches / 421 x 236 cm

Gallerie dell"Accademia, Venice, Italy

The Meditation on the Passion

c.1510

Oil and tempera on wood

27.76 x 34.13 inches / 70.5 x 86.7 cm

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, New York, USA

 

Holy Conversation

c.1505

Tempera on canvas

36.22 x 49.61 inches / 92 x 126 cm

Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon, France

Funeral of St. Jerome

1502 - 1507

Tempera on canvas

55.51 x 83.07 inches / 141 x 211 cm

Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni,Venice,Italy

The Baptism of the Selenites

1502 - 1507

Tempera on canvas

55.51 x 112.20 inches / 141 x 285 cm

Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni,Venice,Italy

The Daughter of Emperor Gordian is exorcised by St. Triphun

1502 - 1507

Tempera on canvas

55.51 x 118.11 inches / 141 x 300 cm

Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni,Venice,Italy

The Triumph of St George

1502

Drawing

Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

 

The Triumph of St. George

1502 - 1507

Tempera on canvas

55.51 x 141.73 inches / 141 x 360 cm

Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni,Venice,Italy

The Ambassadors Depart

1495 - 1500

Oil on canvas

110.24 x 99.61 inches / 280 x 253 cm

Gallerie dell"Accademia, Venice, Italy

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