Portraits
by TINTORETTO

As a trading metropolis and a great power, Venice attracted the rich, powerful, and famous in great numbers. Princes both sacred and secular, scholars, musicians, and men of letters visited Tintoretto when they were in the city, or summoned him to them at short notice for sittings. Tintoretto accepted many commissions for private portraits, particularly in his youth, since they brought him into contact with people of importance, and enabled him to extend his social network. Official state portraits were of particular importance to Tintoretto. Such work consolidated personal contacts with powerful officers of state, men who might give profitable and prestigious commissions for the decoration of the Doge's Palace and the library of San Marco. He painted portraits also out of the need to earn a living. His extensive oeuvre as a portraitist betrays a considerable amount of routine work.

As a portraitist, Tintoretto clearly shows the influence of the most important Venetian portraitist of the High Renaissance, Titian.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Self-Portrait
c. 1547
Oil on canvas, 46 x 38 cm
Museum of Art, Philadelphia

850*1022
True Color
56 Kb



Portrait of a White-Bearded Man
c. 1545
Oil on canvas, 92 x 60 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

700*1084
True Color
62 Kb



Portrait of Jacopo Sansovino
before 1546
Oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

827*1024
True Color
60 Kb



Portrait of a Man (fragment)
c. 1548
Oil on canvas (on wood), 44 x 39 cm
Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest

830*997
True Color
125 Kb



Man in Armour
c. 1550
Oil on canvas, 116 x 98 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

690*818
True Color
149 Kb



Portrait of a Genoese Nobleman
c. 1550
Oil on canvas, 154 x 131 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

850*1059
True Color
92 Kb



Portrait of Procurator Nicolò Priuli
before 1545
Oil on canvas, 105 x 125 cm
Galleria Franchetti, Ca' d'Oro, Venice

930*1200
True Color
122 Kb



Portrait of Procurator Antonio Cappello
c. 1551
Oil on canvas, 114 x 80 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

800*1128
True Color
134 Kb



Portrait of Procurator Jacopo Soranzo
c. 1550
Oil on canvas, 106 x 90 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

800*947
True Color
94 Kb



Portrait of Procurator Jacopo Soranzo
c. 1550
Oil on canvas, 75 x 60 cm
Castello Sforzesco, Milan

810*1018
True Color
58 Kb



Portrait of a Young Gentleman
c. 1555
Oil on canvas, 105 x 92 cm
Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome

806*925
True Color
48 Kb



Man with a Golden Lace
1550s
Oil on canvas, 103 x 76 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

638*900
True Color
73 Kb



Portrait of Doge Girolamo Priuli
1559
Oil on canvas, 63 x 49 cm
Private collection

786*1007
True Color
97 Kb



Portrait of a Man
c. 1560
Oil on canvas, 80,5 x 64 cm
Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest

792*1001
True Color
116 Kb



Portrait of Giovanni Paolo Cornaro
1561
Oil on canvas, 102 x 81 cm
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent

789*950
True Color
70 Kb



Portrait of Alvise Cornaro
1560-65
Oil on canvas, 113 x 85 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

800*1063
True Color
54 Kb



Portrait of Jacopo Sansovino
c. 1565
Oil on canvas, 51 x 38 cm
Kunstsammlungen, Weimar

724*1001
True Color
95 Kb



Portrait of Jacopo Sansovino
1571
Oil on canvas, 70 x 66 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

816*1019
True Color
115 Kb



Portrait of Doge Pietro Loredano
c. 1570
Oil on canvas, 127 x 100 cm
Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest

794*1001
True Color
117 Kb



Portrait of a Woman
-
Oil on canvas, 38 x 33, 3 cm
Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest

832*975
True Color
163 Kb



Portrait of a Woman Revealing Her Breasts
c. 1570
Oil on canvas, 61 x 55 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

900*1025
True Color
174 Kb



Portrait of a Man
c. 1573
Oil on canvas, 72 x 57 cm
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

795*989
True Color
87 Kb



Doge Alvise Mocenigo
c. 1570
Oil on canvas, 117 x 99 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

1000*1204
True Color
118 Kb



Portrait of a Senator
c. 1570
Oil on canvas, 119 x 100 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

850*1118
True Color
148 Kb



Portrait of a Senator
c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 63 x 50 cm
Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, Pedralbes

800*958
True Color
95 Kb



Portrait of Vincenzo Morosini
c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 84,5 x 51,5 cm
National Gallery, London

572*964
True Color
85 Kb



Portrait of Sebastiano Venier with a Page
c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 194 x 132 cm
Private collection

630*939
True Color
93 Kb



Portrait of a Procurator of St Mark's
1570s
Oil on canvas, 139 x 101 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

1000*1375
True Color
148 Kb



Portrait of a Procurator of St Mark's (detail)
1580-83
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington

1100*1118
True Color
164 Kb



Self-Portrait with a Book
c. 1585
Oil on canvas, 73 x 58 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

850*1062
True Color
73 Kb



Self-Portrait
c. 1588
Oil on canvas, 63 x 52 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

850*1012
True Color
87 Kb




Summary of paintings by Tintoretto
Religious themes
1540s | 1550s | 1560s | 1570s | 1580s
Scuola Grande di San Marco | San Rocco
Great decorations
Scuola Grande di San Rocco | Madonna dell'Orto | Palazzo Ducale
Mythological and allegorical themes
Portraits
Other works
Old Testament themes | Graphics