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Vittore Carpaccio
Ciclo di Sant'Orsola

Ursula’s father concludes negotiations and entrusts the ambassadors with the dispatch containing the conditions his daughter has placed on her marriage. Carpaccio probably drew on ceremonies inside the Palazzo Ducale for details such as the baldacchino, a symbol of the doge’s power, hanging from garlands of boxwood, and the scribe in the background. The great hall, which gives on to a courtyard, is bathed in light streaming in from the window on the left, and the whole scene is dominated by polychromatic marble.