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

Sts Geminianus and Severus

c. 1560
Oil on canvas, 341 x 240 cm
Galleria Estense, Modena

This painting once belonged to the decorations of the organ in the church of San Geminiano in Venice, destroyed by Napoleon in 1807. In keeping with its function, it was once split down the middle. When closed, the two wings covered the pipes of the organ. When opened, they revealed St John on the left and St Mennas on the right.