Francesco Vecellio (c. 1475–1560) was an Italian painter of the early Renaissance, best known as the elder brother of the painter Titian. In his youth, he was a soldier. As a painter, he was mainly active in 1520-1530s in Cadore. In 1524, he signed an altarpiece for San Vito in Cadore. In 1540s, he painted a polyptych at Candide. In late 1540s he painted the organ shutters of San Salvatore in Venice. He painted an Annunciation for San Nicola di Bari, now in the Gallerie dell'Accademia, along with Madonna and Child with Saint Jerome and Saint Dorothy (Glasgow).
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In popular cultureEdit
- Francesco Vecellio debuts in the video game Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy and appears again in Assassin's Creed: Memories. In the game, he is featured as an Assassin training under the Master Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze. After he retires from the Brotherhood, he takes up the job of a painter, although he would not be as successful as his younger brother Titian.
- Bryan, Michael (1889). Walter Armstrong & Robert Edmund Graves (ed.). Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical. II L-Z. London: George Bell and Sons. p. 639.
- Freedberg, Sydney J. (1993). Pelican History of Art (ed.). Painting in Italy, 1500-1600. Penguin Books. pp. 345–346.