Autumn, with Moses Receiving the Ten Commandments
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Francesco Bassano II ( Bassano 1549 - Venice 1592 )
Francesco trained in his father, Jacopo's, workshop between 1560 and 1570, when Jacopo was moving from Mannerist experiments to an increased naturalism in the Venetian tradition. Francesco attempted to imitate his father’s style in his contributions to their painting of the Vision of St Eleuterius (c. 1565; Venice, Accademia). They also collaborated on new versions of the biblical themes Jacopo had treated c. 1560; Francesco executed some preparatory drawings and parts of the paintings themselves. These works were in considerable demand from Venetian collectors and Francesco produced such skilful replicas that they are difficult to distinguish from the originals.