TIEPOLO, Giovanni Domenico
(b. 1727, Venezia, d. 1804, Venezia)

Virgin and Child with Saints

c. 1759
Detached fresco
Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca' Rezzonico, Venice

This altarpiece from the chapel of the Zianigo villa carries the delicate image of the Virgin and Child worshipped by St Jerome Emiliani and St James the Apostle.

The small church had been dedicated to St Jerome Emiliani, founder of the Somascan Order, to which Giovanni Domenico's brother Giuseppe Maria, a priest, belonged.