Paolo Veronese

1528 Born in Verona, the son of a stonecutter.

1541 Veronese is recorded as being apprenticed to Antonio Badile.

1551 Completes a commission for an altarpiece in the Giustiniani Chapel within the Venetian church S Francesco della Vigna.

1552 Works in Mantua on a fresco in the cathedral.

1553 Moves to live in Venice. Begins work on decorations for rooms within the Doge’s Palace which establish his reputation.

1560 Visits Rome.

c1561 Works on frescoes for the newly finished Villa Barbaro designed by Andrea Palladio at Maser in the Veneto.

1562 Begins work on the vast banquet picture Wedding at Cana for the refectory of S Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.

1566 Returns to Verona. Marries Elena Badile, the daughter of his first master. Works on two altarpieces in the city.

1573 Completes the monumental Feast in the House of Levi for the refectory of Santi Giovanni e Paulo in Venice.

1574 A fire in the Doge’s Palace brings further commissions for Veronese.

1579 Veronese and Francesco Bassano jointly win a competition for the execution of a huge Paradise in the Sala del Maggior Consiglio in the Doge’s Palace. The commission was never undertaken. Tintoretto eventually completes the picture.

1588 Dies in Venice.


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Paolo Veronese - Selected Works

1547 The Conversion of Mary Magdalene, London, National Gallery

1555 The Anointment of David, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

1563 Wedding Feast at Cana, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1565-70 The Raising of the Youth of Nain, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

1565-70 The Family of Darius before Alexander, London, National Gallery

1570s Allegory of Love II (’Scorn’), London, National Gallery

1571 Madonna with the Cuccina Family, Dresden, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

1573 Christ in the House of Levi, Venice, Galleria dell' Accademia

c1577 The Visitation, Birmingham, Barber Institute of Fine Arts

c1580 Allegory of Virtue and Vice (The Choice of Hercules), New York, Frick Collection

c1580 The Adoration of the Magi, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

1582 Lamentation of Christ, Saint Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum

1580-83 Lucretia, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

1583-85 Judith with the Head of Holofernes, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

c1585 Hagar and Ishmeael in the Desert, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

c1586 Hercules, Deianeira and Nessus, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

Paolo Veronese - Featured Paintings

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