(b. 1560, Venezia, d. 1635, Venezia)
Portrait of Doge Giovanni Bembo-
Oil on canvas, 119 x 97 cm
The sitter, Giovanni Bembo was elected 92nd Doge of Venice in 1615, but he held the position for only three years until his death in 1618. The Bembo family, of ancient noble Venetian lineage, boasted many illustrious members, including the 16th century scholar and cardinal, Pietro Bembo (1470-1547).