TIZIANO Vecellio
(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)

Doge Antonio Grimani Kneeling Before the Faith (detail)

Oil on canvas
Palazzo Ducale, Venice

In the background, St Mark's Square, and in front of it the lagoon and the numerous ships upon which the wealth and safety of Venice were founded emerge as from a haze of colour.