(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)
Madonna in Glory with the Christ Child and Sts Francis and Alvise with the Donor (detail)1520
Oil on wood
Museo Civico, Ancona
Titian included a view of the Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and the church of St Mark's in Venice. This gives the work a further dimension of realism, enriching the interrelated levels of reality created by the coexistence within the picture of the Madonna, the donor and the saints.