DE CORTE, Josse
(b. 1627, Ypres, d. 1679, Venezia)

High Altar (detail)

1670
Marble
Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

The Virgin is shown with the Christ Child interceding on behalf of a kneeling figure of Venice, while on her other side the plague is represented by a witchlike apparition toppling into the void; the city's patron saints Mark and Lorenzo Giustinian look up from below.




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