(b. 1477, Castelfranco, d. 1510, Venezia)

The Reading Madonna

Oil on panel, 76 x 60 cm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Through the open window the Riva degli Schiavoni and the Campanile (bell tower) of he St Mark's Basilica can be seen. The campanile is represented with a temporary flat-roofed bell-chamber, which was in place from 1489 to 1511.

The attribution to Giorgione is not universally accepted, some scholars attribute the painting to a painter close to Giorgione.