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Vittore Carpaccio

(c.1455/65-1525/26)

Biography

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Neither the date of Capriccio's birth nor the date of his death are known precisely. This master was born in Venice c. 1455/60. His first known works, however, do not appear until 1490, the date on one of the canvases in the cycle illustrating the Legend of Saint Ursula for the Scuola di S. Orsola. The cycle was completed by 1495; the life and times of the saint are used as a pretext for an imaginary reconstruction of the 15th century Venice. This most famous group of paintings by Carpaccio with crowds of people in exquisite clothes and wonderful architecture in the background evokes the magical charm of the city.Read Vittore Carpaccio's Full Biography

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Vittore Carpaccio. Two Court Ladies. Two Court Ladies. c.1490. Panel. 94 x 64 cm. Museo Correr, Venice, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. Two Court Ladies. Detail. Two Court Ladies. Detail. c. 1490. Oil on panel. 94 x 64 cm. Museo Correr, Venice, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. Healing of a Madman. Healing of a Madman. 1494. Canvas. 365 x 389 cm. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. Healing of a Madman. Detail. Healing of a Madman. Detail. 1494. Canvas. 365 x 389 cm. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. Healing of a Madman. Detail. Healing of a Madman. Detail. 1494. Canvas. 365 x 389 cm. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. Healing of a Madman. Detail. Healing of a Madman. Detail. 1494. Canvas. 365 x 389 cm. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. The Legend of St. Ursula: The Arrival of the English Ambassadors. The Legend of St. Ursula: The Arrival of the English Ambassadors. 1495. Canvas. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. The Legend of St. Ursula: The Arrival of the English Ambassadors. Detail. The Legend of St. Ursula: The Arrival of the English Ambassadors. Detail. 1495. Canvas. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. The Legend of St. Ursula: The Arrival of the English Ambassadors. Detail. The Legend of St. Ursula: The Arrival of the English Ambassadors. Detail. 1495. Canvas. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. The Legend of St. Ursula: The Arrival of the English Ambassadors. Detail. The Legend of St. Ursula: The Arrival of the English Ambassadors. Detail. 1495. Canvas. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. The Legend of St. Ursula: The Arrival of the English Ambassadors. Detail. The Legend of St. Ursula: The Arrival of the English Ambassadors. Detail. 1495. Canvas. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. The Legend of St. Ursula: Departure of the Ambassadors. The Legend of St. Ursula: Departure of the Ambassadors. 1495. Canvas. 280 x 253 cm. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. The Legend of St. Ursula: Departure of the Ambassadors. Detail. The Legend of St. Ursula: Departure of the Ambassadors. Detail. 1495. Canvas. 280 x 253 cm. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. The Legend of St. Ursula: Return of the Ambassadors. The Legend of St. Ursula: Return of the Ambassadors. c.1495. Canvas. 297 x 527 cm. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. The Legend of St. Ursula: The Meeting of the Betrothed and the Departure for the Pilgrimage. Detail. The Legend of St. Ursula: The Meeting of the Betrothed and the Departure for the Pilgrimage. Detail. 1495. Canvas. 280 x 611 cm. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. The Legend of St. Ursula: The Meeting of the Betrothed and the Departure for the Pilgrimage. Detail. The Legend of St. Ursula: The Meeting of the Betrothed and the Departure for the Pilgrimage. Detail. 1495. Canvas. 280 x 611 cm. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Vittore Carpaccio. Legend of St. Ursula: The Meeting with the Pope. Legend of St. Ursula: The Meeting with the Pope. c.1493. Oil on canvas. 281 x 387 cm. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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