PASTORINI, Pastorino de'
(b. ca. 1508, Castelnuovo della Berardenga, d. 1592, Firenze)
Portrait Medal of Titian1545-46
Cast lead, diameter 3,9 cm
British Museum, London
Titian was one of the greatest artists in an age extraordinarily rich in artistic genius. His pre-eminence in the art of sixteenth-century Italy was established through an exceptionally long career, stretching over seven decades. Subsequent generations have joined his contemporaries in regarding him as the very incarnation of the art of painting.