Girolamo Marcello

Born in 1476, Girolamo Marcello owned the Sleeping Venus (Dresden). Although the whereabouts of the painting after its initial conception are unknown, it was seen within the Marcello household around 1525. This painting is thought to have been commissioned after the wedding of Girolamo Marcello to his wife, Morosina Pisani in 1507 to commemorate their union. Throughout his lifetime, Girolamo grew to love the work of Giorgione, coming to own three of his masterpieces, including the Sleeping Venus also known as the Dresden Venus. (NB)