Jacopo was the father of Giovanni Bellini. Not much is known about him, very little of his work survives other than sketchbooks. He was interested in the latest artistic developments such as perspective, landscape, and architecture.
Jacopo Bellini’s major works are Madonna and Child, 1448 (Milan: Pinacoteca di Brera); Sketchbooks, c. 1450 (London: British Museum/Paris: Musée du Louvre); Madonna and Child Blessing, 1455 (Venice: Gallerie dell’Accademia); Saint Anthony Abbot and Saint Bernardino of Siena, 1459–60 (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.