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

Coronation of the Virgin

Oil on canvas, 200 x 170 cm
San Sebastiano, Venice

This ceiling painting in the sacristy of San Sebastiano has an unusual iconography compared with older depictions. Mary is being crowned by Christ, while God the Father touches His Son's shoulder with his left hand. The date of completion of the ceiling painting is recorded in a book in one of the four corner tondos held by a winged angel. The inscription reads: M.D.L.V./ DIE XXIII/ NOVEMBER (November 23, 1555).