(b. 1445/46, Venezia, d. 1503/5, Venezia)

Virgin and Child

Panel, 53 x 72 cm
Galleria Franchetti, Ca' d'Oro, Venice

This panel attributed to Muranese artist Alvise Vivarini is called 'Madonna with the Beautiful Eyes'. A thick black curtain in the background opens on the left to reveal a large seascape, with the view of a port, illuminated by natural daylight which indcates a possible Flemish influence.