Detail of Martirio di San Marco, or The Martyrdom of St Mark, with the saint tied up on the ground being whipped and dragged, Renaissance painting by Giovanni Bellini, 1430-1516, and Vittore Belliniano, 1456-1529, in the Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. The painting was commissioned in 1515 and finished by Belliniano in 1526, after the death of Bellini. St Mark was martyred in 68 AD in Alexandria, by being tied up and dragged through the streets (right). It was originally painted for the Sala dell’Albergo of the Scuola Grande di San Marco. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Detail of Martirio di San Marco, or The Martyrdom of St Mark, with the saint tied up on the ground being whipped and dragged, Renaissance painting by Giovanni Bellini, 1430-1516, and Vittore Belliniano, 1456-1529, in the Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. The painting was commissioned in 1515 and finished by Belliniano in 1526, after the death of Bellini. St Mark was martyred in 68 AD in Alexandria, by being tied up and dragged through the streets (right). It was originally painted for...
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