Visitazione

The Visitation

Sebastiano Luciani detto Sebastiano del Piombo (attribuito)

Author
Sebastiano Luciani detto Sebastiano del Piombo (attribuito)
Venezia, 1485 - Roma, 1547
Title
The Visitation
Catalogue
95
Support
Canvas, 209 x 150 cm
Provenance
Acquired following the Napoleonic Suppression, 1814
Hall
Hall VIII

This painting was one of Sebastiano del Piombo’s first and has been attributed both to Giorgione and Titian in his early period, testament to the affinity between the work of these three artists in around 1508. There is a noticeable Giorgionesque quality to the landscape, enhanced by overtones of Dürer, whose prints were common currency in Venice. The head of Saint Joseph, stolen in 1849 and never found again, has been completely restored.