ROBUSTI, Domenico
(b. 1560, Venezia, d. 1635, Venezia)

Madonna Interceding with Christ for the Cessation of the Plague

Oil on canvas
San Francesco della Vigna, Venice

In 1631 the elderly Domenico Robusti, an exponent of late Mannerism (the style persisted longer in Venice than anywhere else, produced this altarpiece for the church of San Francesco della Vigna. It was a votive altarpiece for the epidemic of plague in 1630.