National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1949
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14th - 16th Century Gallery - Painting & Decorative Arts Level 1, NGV International
The iconography and style of this painting show all the masterful blending of Byzantine and Gothic elements for which Paolo, the most influential Venetian artist of the fourteenth century, was renowned. It is very close in style to a Crucifixion that forms part of a polyptych in the Oratory of San Martino at Chioggia, a work executed by Veneziano in 1348 – the year the Black Death reached Venice, killing one third of the population of that city.