The Kress Collection encompasses more than 3,000 works of European art, and is distinguished for its abundance of Italian Renaissance paintings. The Collection was donated to scores of regional and academic art museums.
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation devotes its resources to advancing the history, conservation, and enjoyment of the vast heritage of European art, architecture, and archaeology from antiquity to the early 19th century.
Venetian School. Born c. 1460/65, of the Venetian fanilly Scarpazza; died 1523/26. He was influenced chiefly by Giovanni Bellini, of whom he may have been at one time an assistant. Influence of Antonello da Messina probably came mainly through Bellini. Carpaccio was a master of narrative in rich harmonious coloring.