(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)
Madonna and Child with Sts Anthony of Padua and Rochc. 1511
Oil on canvas, 92 x 133 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid
One of Titian's earliest religious paintings, the Madonna and Child with Sts Anthony of Padua and Roch was until fairly recently attributed to Giorgione, and the Virgin with her delicate, oval face and crisp folds of red drapery denned by shadow descends from the more remote and queenly Virgin of Giorgione's only altarpiece, the Castelfranco Madonna.