Group portrait of the male members of the noble Venetian family in the act of worship on the steps of an altar bearing a reliquary in the form of a cross.

The three men are portrayed in gestures of reverance and meditation. The three boys to the left kneel but not in prayer, three others play with a small dog.

Provenance

Gabriele Vendramin; Van Dyck; tenth Earl of Northumberland; Duke of Northumberland, moved to Alnwick Castle in the early 20th century.


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