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

View of the Biblioteca

Oil on canvas
Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice

The Biblioteca Marciana was designed by Jacopo Sansovino to house the about thousand illuminated manuscripts donated to the Republic by Cardinal Bessarion. The interior was adorned with paintings by Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese, Giovanni de Mio, Battista Franco, Giuseppe Salviati, Andrea Schiavone, and Giovan Battista Zelotti.