Convito in casa di Levi

The Feast in the House of Levi

Paolo Caliari detto Paolo Veronese

Author
Paolo Caliari detto Paolo Veronese
Verona, 1528 - Venezia, 1588
Title
The Feast in the House of Levi
Catalogue
203
Date
1573
Support
Canvas, 560 x 1309 cm
Provenance
Venice, refectory of the convent of Santi Giovanni e Paolo; Paris, Musée Napoléon (1797–1815); held by the museum since 1815
Hall
Hall X

This large canvas was painted by Veronese for the refectory in the Venetian church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo in April 1573, as the date on the base of the pillar to the lower left shows. It was seized by the French army and taken to Paris before being returned in 1815 and entrusted to the Gallerie dell’Accademia, where it was displayed in a purpose-built room (today’s Hall X).