Vittore Carpaccio: Two Venetian Ladies. From the Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia (Museo Correr). In the Series Masterpieces from World Museums at the Hermitage

Masterpieces from World Museums at the Hermitage

From 9 October 2019, Vittore Carpaccio’s depiction of Two Venetian Ladies will be on display in the Italian Cabinet of the Winter Palace. This is one of most celebrated works of painting in the collection of the Museo Correr (Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia), and among those that have been there since the establishment of that museum. There are no paintings by Vittore Carpaccio in Russian museum collections (the exhibition does include a drawing by him that belongs to the Hermitage), and there are indeed few anywhere outside of Venice, the city where the artist spent almost his entire life.