LOTH, Johann Karl
(b. 1632, München, d. 1698, Venezia)
Death of St Peter Martyr1691
Oil on canvas, 500 x 306 cm
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice
Probably the most highly praised of all Titian's works, the altarpiece The Death of St Peter Martyr was tragically destroyed by fire in 1867. Because of its fame, however, it was frequently copied, in both paintings and engravings; and probably the most faithful of these is the full-size version by the German-born painter Johann Carl Loth.