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Madonna and Child (The Greek Madonna)

Giovanni Bellini

The picture, brought to Brera in 1808 with the Napoleonic requisitions, used to hang in the office of the Regulatori alla Scrittura in the Doge’s Palace in Venice.
Commonly referred to as The Greek Madonna, after the monograms in Greek letters at the sides of the image, it was probably painted in the 1470s, slightly later than the Pietà on display in the same room: consequently it belongs to the moment of the artist’s definitive shift away from the influence of Mantegna and his incisive and trenchant style.

Download hi-res image TITLE Madonna and Child (The Greek Madonna)
AUTHOR Giovanni Bellini
DATE 1470-1470
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on panel
DIMENSIONS cm 84 × 64
INVENTORY 317
ROOM VI
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