TINTORETTO
(b. 1518, Venezia, d. 1594, Venezia)

The Circumcision

c. 1587
Oil on canvas, 440 x 482 cm
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

This richly coloured, busy scene is the last canvas painted for the Ground Floor Hall and it was placed in its actual position in August 1587. Restoration in 1970 has confirmed the participation of Tintoretto's workshop, including Tintoretto's son Domenico, in the painting, a fact already recognised by all the critics.




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