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

Virgin in Glory with Saints

Oil on panel, 350 x 225 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

The painting comes from the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli on Murano, it is now deposited at the church of San Pietro Martire on Murano. It was executed by Giovanni Bellini and a collaborator.

The represented saints are John the Evangelist, James, Mark, Francis, Louis of Toulouse, Anthony Abbot, Augustine, and John the Baptist. (Note that Francis and Louis are at the centre of the group of eight saints.)

This scene is not an Assumption but another image of glory exalting the Immaculate Conception.