|Dates||active 1502 - 1531|
The only clues about Bartolomeo Veneto's life are the signatures, dates, and inscriptions on his paintings. Working in the northern Italian regions of the Veneto and Lombardy, he began as a painter of small, devotional paintings and developed into a fashionable portraitist. He probably trained with Venetian master Gentile Bellini. His earliest dated painting, a Virgin and Child, also shows the influence of Giovanni Bellini's paintings of that subject. In his early career Bartolomeo frequently copied and signed religious works by other painters from northeastern Italy such as the Bellinis.
Bartolomeo worked at the Este court in Ferrara from 1505 to 1508, where he developed his style in the rich culture of the