Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556/7) was an Italian painter, draughtsman and illustrator, traditionally placed in the Venetian school, through main part of his career was spent in other North Italian cities. He worked mainly on altarpieces, religious subjects and portraits. The artist was active during the High Renaissance and the first half of the Mannerist period. Thanks to the work of the art historian Bernard Berenson, Lotto was rediscovered at the end of the 19th century. Since then, many monographs and exhibitions have been devoted to Lorenzo Lotto.