(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)

Deposition of Christ

Oil on canvas, 213 x 173 cm
Private collection

Many of the Veronese's paintings that can be dated to the period prior to 1550 contain typical Mannerist elements. Common to all these works are a graphic structure of evident Mannerist inspiration and the superb quality of the colour, characterized by the contrast of paler tones, enlivened by luminous reflections.