(b. 1518, Venezia, d. 1594, Venezia)

Elisha Multiplies the Bread

Oil on canvas, 370 x 265 cm
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

Most of this oval is taken up with the figure of Elisha who is handing out bread and who towers over the Jews in the desert. Tintoretto's work has however been altered, especially in the background, by restoration work done by Giuseppe Angeli in 1777-78.