The Raising of the Youth of Nain

around 1565/70, Artist: Paolo Caliari, gen. Veronese



The Raising of the Youth of Nain

The shimmering jewel-like tones of the robes glow before the cool background of the sky and architecture, lending a worldly, festive effect to the New Testament scene. The element of surprise, done in typical Mannerist fashion, arises from Veronese moving the main character, the youth awakened from death, into the lower left-hand corner of the painting, only half of him being visible. The grateful mother, however, is placed in the middle of the composition.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Saal V

Object data

Object Name



Italian, Venetian


around 1565/70


Paolo Caliari, gen. Veronese (1528 Verona - 1588 Venedig) - GND




102 x 136 cm
Framed: 127,5 cm x 163,2 cm x 9 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 52


1636 Coll. Bartolomeo della Nave, Venice; 1638-1649 Coll. Hamilton; 1659 Coll. Leopold Wilhelm; 1735 documented in the gallery

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