(b. ca. 1400, Venezia, d. 1470, Venezia)

Lamentation (from the sketchook, folios 57b-58a)

Pen, 427 x 580 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Jacopo Bellini's most substantial legacy is in the form of two sketchbooks. Revealing Jacopo's interest in perspective, the sketchbooks contain scores of compositions that were utilized by the workshop. Like Pisanello, Jacopo was interested in antique sculpture and artifacts, which he frequently depicted in his drawings.