TIZIANO Vecellio
(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)

The Miracle of the Newborn Child

1511
Fresco, 340 x 355 cm
Scuola del Santo, Padua

One of Titian's scenes in the Scuola del Santo depicts The Miracle of the Newborn Child. St Anthony worked a miracle in which a newly born child spoke in defence of his mother, who had been accused of adultery. The closely observed, very individual faces show Titian's mastery of his craft, even at this early stage of his career.