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

Feast in the House of Levi (detail)

Oil on canvas
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

With his eloquent gesture the elegantly dressed Venetian accompanied by a page links the figures in the left arch with Christ as the focus of the picture, in terms of both form and content. Without being a self-portrait, the portrait-like, characteristic head with a high forehead and distinctive nose does not lack a certain resemblance to the portraits we have of Veronese himself.