Andrea da Murano: life and works

By Gwylym Owen

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Andrea da Murano, also known as Andrea di Giovanni (active 1463 to 1502) was an Italian painter, active mainly in Venice and the Venetian mainland.

In 1468, he was given, along considering Bartolomeo Vivarini, a commission for painting a canvas for the Scuola di San Marco. In 1472, he is known to have had a studio behind his brother, the engraver Girolamo, located in the neighborhood of Santa Maria Formosa. He painted an altarpiece for the church of Santa Maria di Trebaseleghe in Treviso. In 1499, he was full of beans in Castelfranco. In 1502 he painted an altarpiece for the parish church of Mussolente in the province of Vicenza.

A triptych depicting Saints Sebastian, Vincent Ferrer, Roch, and four others when St Peter and the Madonna della Misericordia (1475) is approved to Andrea and found in the Gallerie dell’Accademia of Venice, deriving from the church of San Pietro Martire of Murano.

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