BELLINI, Giovanni
(b. ca. 1426, Venezia, d. 1516, Venezia)

Polyptych of San Vincenzo Ferreri (central panel)

Tempera on panel, 167 x 67 cm
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

The picture shows the central panel of the altarpiece representing St Vincent Ferrer. Champion of the Dominican Order, ardent and threatening preacher and controversialist, early confessor and later bitter adversary of Benedict XIII, the Spanish saint had been sanctified in 1455.