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Marriage of the Virgin

Vittore Carpaccio

In Carpaccio’s Marriage of the Virgin, you can see apocryphal story of Mary’s suitors breaking their sticks, also seen in Raphael’s masterpiece in Room XXIV, when Maria chooses the eldest suitor, Joseph, whose staff sprouts blossoms. The interior is paneled in marble and there is a carefully drawn menorah that shows the effort Carpaccio took to depict what were the exotic aspects of contemporary Venice, with its large and active Jewish population.

Download hi-res image TITLE Marriage of the Virgin
AUTHOR Vittore Carpaccio
DATE 1502 - 4
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS 130 × 140 cm
INVENTORY 348
ROOM VII
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