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Meeting and Departure of Betrothed Couple

Vittore Carpaccio
Ciclo di Sant'Orsola

Author
Vittore Carpaccio
Venezia 1460 c. - prima del giugno 1526
Title
Meeting and Departure of Betrothed Couple
Catalogue
575
Support
Canvas, 279 x 610 cm
Provenance
Acquired following the Napoleonic Suppression, 1812
Hall
Hall XXI

The four different episodes of this canvas, from left to right, are: prince Ereo taking his leave from his father; the meeting between Ursula and Ereo; the betrothed couple salute the king and queen of Brittany; in the background, the betrothed couple leave for Rome. The standard-bearing pole separates the two worlds: to the left we have England, while to the right we have Christian Brittany, inspired, as in other paintings from the same cycle, by contemporary Venice, renewed by the architecture of Marco Codussi and Pietro and Tullio Lombardo.