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

Pesaro Altarpiece (detail)

Oil on wood
Musei Civici, Pesaro

The detail shows the background landscape of the central panel of the Pesaro Altarpiece representing the Coronation of the Virgin.

According to some scholars the Pesaro Altarpiece might have been ordered to celebrate the taking of Gradara, the Riminese fortress conquered by Pesaro in 1463: the many-towered and fortified landscape in the background of the Coronation would in this case refer to the representation of Gradara.