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Saint Mark

Photo credit: Hatton Gallery

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Jacopo Palma, called Palma il Giovane, was possibly a pupil of Titian, and was the grand nephew of Jacopo Palma il Vecchio. He was influenced by Roman Mannerism, having spent some years there in the 1560s and 1570s, and also by the late works of Titian and Tintoretto. This painting is one of a series of the four Evangelists bought by the art dealers Agnew's in the 1920s, formerly in the Brunati Collection in Milan. The painting of Saint John is now part of the York Museums Trust collection. Saint Mark is shown with pen and open gospel, his hand resting on the head of a lion, the saint’s symbol. The patron saint of Venice, the artist has depicted behind him St Mark’s Basilica and the famous bell tower or campanile of that city.

Hatton Gallery

Newcastle upon Tyne


oil on canvas


H 132 x W 95.5 cm

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acquired from the Brunati Collection via Thomas Agnew & Sons with funds from the Shipley Bequest, 1952

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