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The canvas is dated 1526 and signed “LORENTIUS LOTUS” in italic characters immediately after the floor of the desk on which are scattered coins of various kinds, three keys, some candles and a ledger.

The Dominican, leaning on the desk, is surprised in the act of writing and the look has risen from register to turn towards the viewer. The space behind the friar is entirely occupied by a green curtain, an artifice used by the artists of the time The friar’s face emerges in contrast, framed by the green of the background and the black of the cloak with the white and bulging sleeves of the padded garment to act as a counterpoint.


Piazzetta M. Botter 1

Treviso 31100

0422 658442



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