Thursday, December 30, 2010

St. Dominic

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Giovanni Bellini
(Italian, 1430-1516)
Full Title: Portrait of Fra Theodoro da Urbino in the Character of St. Dominic, 1515
Tempera on panel
This picture was formerly assigned to Giovanni Bellini and
catalogued as St. Dominic.

He wears the Dominican robe and a black skull cap. The right
hand, which alone is seen above the red marble parapet, holds a
lily (probably of later date), and a book in red binding, on which
is a small white label with the words "Sancts Dominies." Behind
is a green curtain with a pattern of daisies and red flowers.
From the catalogue of British and foreign pictures at the National Gallery in Great Britain, found at

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