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Madonna and Child with Saints Peter and Mark and Three Venetian Procurators
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Madonna and Child with Saints Peter and Mark and Three Venetian Procurators


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Giovanni Bellini was the leading Venetian artist of his era and particularly known for his naturalistic depiction of light. He and members of his workshop painted this work as a commemorative piece to adorn the rooms of the Procuratia di Ultra, one of the most important public offices of the Republic of Venice. The procurators, high-ranking officials who administered public affairs and resolved judicial disputes, are depicted as kneeling donors before the Madonna and Child, who are seated on a lavish throne. They have been identified as Tomaso Mocenigo, Luca Zeno, and Domenico Trevisano. The saints are the apostle Peter with his keys to Paradise and Mark, one of the patron saints of Venice. The painting was made as a votive offering, thanking the Virgin for her protection of the Venetian Republic. For more information on this painting, please see Federico Zeri's 1976 catalogue no. 167, pp. 248-252.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/08/1947Treatmentcoated; examined for condition; x-ray
1/01/1958Examinationexamined for condition
2/14/1958Examinationexamined for condition
12/26/1961Treatmentchemical analysis; cleaned; coated; infrared spectroscopy; inpainted; surface cleaned; varnish removed or reduced; x-ray
3/01/1963Examinationchemical analysis; examined for technical study
5/22/1963Examinationexamined for technical study
7/16/1964Examinationchemical analysis
1/01/1967Examinationexamined for condition
2/27/1967Examinationexamined for technical study; x-ray
1/01/1970Examinationexamined for technical study
1/01/1970Examinationexamined for condition
3/10/1981Examinationexamined for condition
11/05/2007Examinationexamined for exhibition
Exhibitions
  • Giovanni Bellini. Scuderie del Quirinale, Roma; Musei Civici Veneziani, Venezia. 2008-2009.
  • Glory of Venice: Masterworks of the Renaissance. Denver Art Museum, Denver; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. 2016-2017.
Provenance Procuratia di Ultra, Venice, 1510 [until at least 1797]; Baron C. F. Wendelstadt, Frankfurt, prior to 1828 [1]; Wolsey Moreau, prior to 1868; Raymond Balse, prior to 1873. Berenson (?). Henry Walters, Baltimore, prior to 1916; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] 1828 catalogue: no. 15
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, before 1916

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Period
1510 (Renaissance)
Medium
tempera and oil on canvas mounted on wood
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.446
Measurements
H: 36 1/8 × W: 59 1/8 × D: 2 in. (91.76 × 150.18 × 5.08 cm); Framed H: 52 1/2 × W: 70 5/8 × D: 6 1/4 in. (133.35 × 179.39 × 15.88 cm)
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