The Madonna of the Cuccina Family

Caliari, Paolo, gen. Veronese (1528-1588) | Painter


The Cuccina family was one of the richest in Venice. For the banquet hall of their Palazzo – on the right in the picture – they commissioned four large paintings from Veronese. Here, the family are gathered before the Virgin and Child. They are accompanied by the three Christian virtues of Faith, Love and Hope. St John the Baptist and St Jerome, as well as an angel, flank the throne. This painting cycle now has many areas of discolouration, especially in the blues and greens.

Material & Technique
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
c. 1571
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. 224