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St Mark the Evangelist

Emmanuel Tzanes1657

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

St Mark the Evangelist. Emmanuel Tzanes. 1657. The painter Emmanuel Tzanes Bounialis (ca. 1610-1690), a priest and an intellectual, was the descendant of a noble family from Rethymnon who moved to Corfu after the Turkish conquest of Crete. He spent his life between Corfu and Venice, and painted a large number of icons which decisively marked the religious art of the Ionian Islands. 0.66x0.541 m. Gift of Damianos Kyriazis. (ΓΕ 11198)

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