The Circumcision

Workshop of Giovanni Bellini Italian

Not on view

The picture was produced in Bellini's workshop and follows a cartoon by the master. In the most distinguished example of the composition, in the National Gallery, London, the figures are shown with slight variations against a dark, neutral background instead of a landscape. The present picture has been attributed to Vincenzo Catena, but the resemblances to his work are superficial. The picture has been badly overcleaned. In consequence, the forms look schematic.

The Circumcision, Workshop of Giovanni Bellini (Italian, Venice, active by 1459–died 1516 Venice), Oil on wood

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