(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)

Marriage at Cana

Oil on canvas, 207 x 457 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

This version of the wine miracle repeats a subject already painted by Veronese in 1562-63. The structure of the work is far simpler here and more relaxed in its coloration, but nonetheless was considered in the 17th century as a perfect example of the artist's wealth of invention.

The painting - together with three other large-size works (the Adoration of the Virgin by the Coccina Family, the Adoration of the Magi, and the Road to Calvary) - was executed for the palace of the Coccina family in Venice (presently Palazzo Papadopoli).