Nunc dimittis oil painting by Giovanni Bellini at the age of 75

made out of oil paint and wood panel from 1505 to 1510

62 x 82.5 cms (241/4 x 321/4 ins)

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Madrid, Spain, Europe

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1505

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