(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)
Christ the Redeemer1533-34
Oil on wood, 77 x 57 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence
Painted for Francesco Maria della Rovere, duke of Urbino, this work contrasts with portraits Titian executed in the same period. Adhering to an earlier practice, he made a preliminary drawing, maintaining clear contours he perhaps considered more seemly than chiaroscuro for a representation of Christ.