The composition of this small altarpiece, probably originating in a Venetian church, is derived from a Giovanni Bellini painting of the same subject. Marco Basaiti (1496-1530) was an Italian painter of Albanian origin. His paintings echo the styles of Antonello da Messina and Giovanni Bellini, and also reveal the influence of Giorgione's work. Basaiti was very much an artist of the fifteenth century.
A blessed Easter to all who celebrate it.