LOTTO, Lorenzo
(b. ca. 1480, Venezia, d. 1556, Loreto)

San Bernardino Altarpiece (detail)

Oil on canvas
San Bernardino in Pignolo, Bergamo

This is the most well-known detail of the altarpiece: the angel at the foot of the throne has suddenly stopped writing, and casts a penetrating glance toward the viewer.

The painting is signed on the step as L. Lotus MDXXI.

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