This drawing is attributed to Gentile Bellini, the older brother of Giovanni Bellini. Few of his paintings shave survived. In this impressive double portrait, the doge (chief magistrate) and the nuntius (representative of the pope) are depicted in profile, returning each other’s gaze, in an architectural window. The gold details in the clothing show the last traces of the Gothic tradition in which Gentile’s father Jacopo Bellini was trained.
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|Title||Portrait of Andrea Vendramin, Doge of Venice, With His Secretary and a Papal Nuncio|
|Material and technique||Pen and brush and brown ink, bodycolour and gold, on parchment, pen and brush and brown ink, gouache and gold, on parchment|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 232 mm
Height 325 mm
|Accession number||MB 1958/T 31 (PK)|
|Credits||Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
Rondom Fra Bartolommeo (2016)
Van Pisanello tot Cézanne (1992)
De Collectie Twee - wissel I, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
|Geographical origin||Italy > Southern Europe > Europe|
|Place of manufacture||Venice > Veneto region > Italy > Southern Europe > Europe|