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Key facts
Full title Portrait of Fra Teodoro of Urbino as Saint Dominic
Artist Giovanni Bellini
Artist dates about 1435 - 1516
Date made about 1515
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 62.9 × 50.8 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit On loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum
Inventory number L1115
Location Room 55
Image copyright On loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum
Collection Main Collection
Portrait of Fra Teodoro of Urbino as Saint Dominic
Giovanni Bellini

This painting dates from the end of the artist's life. It may have been intended as a portrait of Fra Teodoro who, as a Dominican, would have identified himself with the founder of his religious Order. Alternatively, Fra Teodoro may have served as the model for the painter.

The date and the inscription are probably original.

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