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St. Justina, Venerated by a Donor

around 1530/34, Artist: Alessandro Bonvicino, gen. Moretto da Brescia



St. Justina, Venerated by a Donor

In front of an expansive landscape the figure of St. Justina stands, patron saint of Padua, with her attribute, the unicorn, and the donor kneeling to her left, gazing up at her in adoration. In his works of this phase, Moretto superimposes a cool tone of silver on the Venetian colouring. While Moretto is considered the “Raphael of North Italy” due to his balanced, harmonious compositions, he also resembles the great master in his search for the most graceful forms of expression.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Saal V

Object data

Object Name



Italian, Lombard


around 1530/34



Poplar wood


200 cm × 139 cm
Framed: 225 cm × 164 cm × 11 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 61


1663 Coll. Ambras; 1733 Imperial Coll. Vienna

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