(active 1504-1521 in Venice)

Christ and the Adulteress

c. 1525
Oil on canvas, 131 x 197 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

The Jews are scandalized at the well-dressed and utterly serene adulteress, who faces the imminent prospect of stoning. Christ calmly defends her. It was a hugely successful work, recycled in every debate on justice and forgiveness.