Palazzo Ducale, Venice

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Vittore Carpaccio

Curating the Forthcoming Exhibition in Washington and Venice

Illustrated Lecture by Peter Humfrey 

Vittore Carpaccio (c1460-1525) ― the greatest early Renaissance painter of the Venetian school ― was heavily influenced in his early career by Bellini. His most important surviving works include narrative cycles of the Legend of St Ursula; Lives of the Virgin and of SS Jerome and Stephen; and several significant altarpieces.

A major exhibition of his work (the first for almost 60 years) opens in Washington DC this November and then moves to Venice in March 2023. London will unfortunately not have the opportunity to view the paintings in the flesh, but the Festival is very fortunate to be given the next best thing ― an insider’s preview from Peter Humfrey, Guest Curator of the exhibition.


© University of St Andrews

Peter Humfrey is Emeritus Professor of Art History at the University of St Andrews. He’s published widely on Venetian painting of the Renaissance period and has been closely involved with several international loan exhibitions held at leading art galleries in the United States and Italy.



Sat 8 Oct 2022 3pm

Little Missenden Village Hall

£10 unreserved