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Palma Vecchio (active 1480-1528)

The Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine of Alexandria and John the Baptist c. 1527-8

RCIN 405723

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This successful formula of the Virgin and saints in a landscape was another of Palma’s specialities. His dynamic, focused compositions, such as this, were inspired by Titian. Christ looks back at his mother, not wishing to accept the lamb, symbol of his destiny, from St John.