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Carpaccio, Vittore (1455-1525), an Italian painter, born at Venice, and belonging to the early Venetian school. He is notable for his knowledge of perspective, the finish and richness of his colouring, and his power of invention and composition. His chief works are The Arrival of St. Ursula at Cologne, The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, and The Meeting of St. Joachim and St. Anne with St. Louis and St. Elizabeth of Hungary. The series of paintings adorning the Scuola. or guildhall of S. Giorgio degli Schiavoni, in Venice, has attracted the special study of Mr. Ruskin. An Italian critic said of the artist, "Aveva in cuore la verita" (He had truth in his heart).