Sunday, September 09, 2007

The Birth of the Virgin

CARPACCIO, Vittore (b. 1472, Venezia, d. 1526, Capodistria)
Birth of the Virgin 1504-08
Tempera on canvas, 126 x 128 cm
Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

Carpaccio painted the Stories from the Life of the Virgin between 1504 and 1508 in the Scuola degli Albanesi, consecrated to Mary and to St Gall, which belonged to the monastery of the Augustinian friars at San Maurizio in Venice.