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Christ Blessing

Giovanni Bellini

Christ Blessing

Giovanni Bellini
  • Date: c.1460
  • Style: Early Renaissance
  • Genre: religious painting
  • Media: oil, panel
  • Tag: Christianity, Jesus-Christ, Christ-Blessing
  • Dimensions: 46 x 58 cm
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Christ Blessing is a tempera on panel painting by Giovanni Bellini. It is usually dated to the early 1460s, that is, in the middle of Bellini's Mantegnese phase. It is now in the Louvre in Paris.

It is probably the painting mentioned by the historian Carlo Ridolfi as an "Effigy of the Saviour" in the Augustinian monastery of Santo Stefano Church in Venice. Morassi is the only art historian to demur from this consensus, instead identifying the painting seen by Ridolfi with a painting in a Swiss private collection dating to 1500.

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