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August 18, 2010
Xavier F. Salomon, ed. Paolo Veronese: The Petrobelli Altarpiece Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2009. 160 pp.; 66 color ills.; 12 b/w ills. Paper $45.00 (9787100001212)

Exhibition schedule: Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, February 10–May 3, 2009; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, May 29–September 6, 2009; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, October 4, 2009–February 7, 2010

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Paolo Veronese. Head of Saint Michael, from the Petrobelli Altarpiece (circa 1563). Oil on canvas, 41 x 32.1 cm. (16 x 12 ½ in.). Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, Suida-Manning Collection, 587.1999.

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This exhibition and catalogue reassemble the surviving fragments of one of Paolo Veronese’s largest altarpieces, a work completed around 1565 for the cousins Antonio and Girolamo Petrobelli to adorn the family’s chapel in San Francesco at Lendinara, a town west of Rovigo in the Po valley. The church no longer survives, and Veronese’s altarpiece had disappeared by 1795. The three largest fragments have been known to relate for more than a century, but only recently...