Christ Blessing (Bellini, 1460)

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Christ Blessing
Giovanni Bellini Le Christ Benissant 1465 1470.jpg
ArtistGiovanni Bellini
Mediumtempera on panel
Dimensions58 cm × 44 cm (23 in × 17 in)
LocationLouvre, Paris

Christ Blessing is a tempera on panel painting by Giovanni Bellini.[1] It is usually dated to the early 1460s, that is, in the middle of Bellini's Mantegnese phase. It is now in the Louvre in Paris.

It is probably the painting mentioned by the historian Carlo Ridolfi as an "Effigy of the Saviour" in the Augustinian monastery of Santo Stefano Church in Venice. Morassi is the only art historian to demur from this consensus, instead identifying the painting seen by Ridolfi with a painting in a Swiss private collection dating to 1500.


  1. ^ Mariolina Olivari, Giovanni Bellini, in AA.VV., Pittori del Rinascimento, Scala, Firenze 2007. ISBN 888117099X