This is a detail of
back of the Pala d'Oro, the retablo of the high altar in St. Mark's
Basilica. It represents an episode in the Golden Legend when St Mark appears
the ship carrying his dead body from Alexandria to Venice, to calm the
The painting is signed at the bottom "MAGR. PAULUS CU LUCA. ET IOHE FILIIS SUIS PINXERUNT [HOC OPUS]" ("Master Paul with his sons Luke and John painted [this work]"). The first known painter of the workshop of San Marco in Venice, Veneziano was the dominant figure in the Venetian painting in his age.
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