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Tintoretto provided paintings for humble churches as well as wealthy patrons.
"The Virgin Mary Reading," c. 1582-1583 comes to Washington, DC, from the Scuola Grande Arcioconfraternita di San Rocco in Venice. Next to it is pictured Tintoretto's "Baptism of Christ," c. 1580, from the Church of San Silvestro in Venice.

© Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art