Pesaro Altarpiece
by Giovanni BELLINI

The Pesaro Altarpiece was executed for the church of San Francesco in Pesaro. Coronation of the Virgin remained in the church at the time of its dissolution in 1797, then became the property of the Comune, and after various vicissitudes ended up at the Musei Civici in Pesaro, where it is now. The Pietà, which according to customary canons of the time crowned it, at the time of the church's dissolution, went to Paris; it was recovered and brought to Rome by Canova in 1815; it finally came to the Vatican Pinacoteca.

The altarpiece celebrates the profession of Franciscan faith (an Order linked to the Sforza family, then lords of Pesaro, by strong bonds of devotion and protection) through the presence, at the sides of the throne and in the left and right-hand pilasters, of saints whose cult was particularly venerated and fostered by the friars in Pesaro.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Pesaro Altarpiece
1471-74
Oil on panel, 262 x 240 cm
Musei Civici, Pesaro

1003*1081
True Color
186 Kb



Pesaro Altarpiece
1471-74
Oil on wood
Musei Civici, Pesaro

900*1323
True Color
225 Kb



Pesaro Altarpiece (detail)
1471-74
Oil on wood
Musei Civici, Pesaro

1105*597
True Color
119 Kb



Pietà
1471-74
Oil on panel, 106 x 84 cm
Pinacoteca, Vatican

866*1109
True Color
148 Kb



Pesaro Altarpiece (predella)
1471-74
Oil on wood, 40 x 36 cm
Musei Civici, Pesaro

1000*1138
True Color
194 Kb



Pesaro Altarpiece (predella)
1471-74
Oil on wood, 40 x 42 cm
Musei Civici, Pesaro

1053*1002
True Color
162 Kb



Pesaro Altarpiece (predella)
1471-74
Oil on wood, 40 x 36 cm
Musei Civici, Pesaro

1057*1002
True Color
161 Kb



Pesaro Altarpiece (predella)
1471-74
Oil on wood, 40 x 36 cm
Musei Civici, Pesaro

1001*1136
True Color
168 Kb




Summary of paintings by Giovanni Bellini
-1459 | 1460-69 | 1470-79 | 1480-89 | 1490-99 | 1500-09 | 1510-
Altarpieces
Vincenzo Ferreri | Pesaro | Giobbe | Frari | Barbarigo | Zaccaria
Subjects
| Madonna and Child | Christ | Portrait |