MORETTO da Brescia
(b. ca. 1498, Brescia, d. 1554, Brescia)
Oil on panel, 176 x 99 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington
In this important early work by Moretto, Christ is mourned by the Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist, and Mary Magdalen. By introducing the grandeur and monumental composition of Venetian masters, particularly Titian, Moretto brought new stature to the local Brescian shool of painting.