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Discover the creative connection between Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna in this exploration of an artistic Renaissance relationship.

Two works depicting The Agony in the Garden have hung side by side in the National Gallery since the late 19th century. One is by Giovanni Bellini, the other by Andrea Mantegna, and they form the centrepiece of this first ever exhibition exploring the relationship between the two masters.

Related by marriage, the artists spent most of their lives apart – Bellini in Venice and Mantegna in Mantua as the court painter – but a study of their work suggests they kept up a creative exchange throughout their lives. Paintings, drawings and sculpture are brought together on international loans, including paintings by both artists of The Presentation at the Temple, which are also displayed together.

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