(b. 1472, Venezia, d. 1526, Capodistria)

Departure of the Pilgrims (detail)

Tempera on canvas
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

To the left Ereus takes leave of his father.

This kaleidoscopic pageant also contains very realistic elements, such as the two towers of the Knights of Rhodes and St Mark of Candia, probably modelled on woodcuts by Reeuwich illustrating the Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam by Breydenbach that was printed in Mainz in 1486; Carpaccio has placed these two towers on the steep slopes of the hill protected by walls, towers and castles.