Doge Alvise Mocenigo (1507–1577) Presented to the Redeemer

Jacopo Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti) Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 639

This unfinished sketch records one stage of Tintoretto’s preparation of a large painting of Doge Alvise Mocenigo destined for the doge’s palace in Venice. Mocenigo ruled at the time of Venice’s great victory at sea over the Ottoman Empire, the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, represented in the sketch by the ships in the background. During the ferocious plague of 1576, he pledged to build the great church of Il Redentore (the Redeemer). In the sketch the artist depicted the doge kneeling in gratitude before the descending figure of Christ, while patron saints cluster on the right.

Doge Alvise Mocenigo (1507–1577) Presented to the Redeemer, Jacopo Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti) (Italian, Venice 1518/19–1594 Venice), Oil on canvas

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