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

Madonna and Blessing Child

Tempera on canvas, 85 x 68 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

This painting is extremely similar to the style of Giovanni Bellini and of Giovan Battista Cima especially in the wide open composition, in the Mother's tender gesture of holding back the Child, in the minutely described landscape with alternating light and shadow even in the furthest corners.