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Departure of the Pilgrims (detail)
The Stories from the Life of St Ursula (1490-96)

by Vittore Carpaccio (b. 1472, Venezia, d. 1526, Capodistria)

Tempera on canvas
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

As is the case during traditional and religious celebrations that still take place in Venice today, the streets, bridges, alleyways and steps are crowded with onlookers and many more are shown looking out of the windows.