(b. 1472, Venezia, d. 1526, Capodistria)
Arrival of the English Ambassadors (detail)1495-1500
Tempera on canvas
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice
Just as the colours of the architecture are reflected in the water, so the shadows of the small figures fall like dark stripes on the red brick and white marble expanse of the square bathed in warm sunlight. Although the buildings and the landscape are quite definitely Venetian in character, it is not possible to identify them as specific constructions.