Lazzaro Bastiani

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Lazzaro Bastiani, Portrait of the Venetian doge Francesco Foscari, Museo Civico Correr, Venice, 1457–1460

Lazzaro Bastiani (1429 – 5 April 1512) was an Italian painter of the Renaissance, active mainly in Venice.

He was born in Padua. He is first recorded as a painter in Venice by 1460 in a payment for an altarpiece of San Samuele, for the Procuratori di San Marco. In 1462 he was paid at the same rate as Giovanni Bellini. In 1470, he was a member of the Scuola di San Girolamo in Venice. In the 1480s he worked with Gentile Bellini for the Scuola Grande di San Marco. He painted a Coronation of the Virgin (Gallerie dell'Accademia); a Nativity (1477); and a St. Anthony on the Nut Tree.

In 1508 he was called upon, with his pupil Vittore Carpaccio, to estimate paintings of Giorgione for the Fondaco dei Tedeschi.


  • Grove Encyclopedia of Art entry
  • Getty museum biography
  • A Guide to the Paintings of Venice, Karl Karoly, and Frank Tryon Charles, George bell and Sons, London, 1895, page 229.
  • Bryan, Michael (1886). Robert Edmund Graves, ed. Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical (Volume I: A-K). London: George Bell and Sons. p. 92.