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

Virgin and Child

Oil on canvas, 124 x 96 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

Titian painted this devotional image (called the Albertini Madonna) with the help of one or two of his numerous assistants called in to satisfy the constant demand for pictures of private devotion. Evaluation of the work is made more difficult by the fact that the paint is in bad condition, with traces of earlier repainting.

Numerous reproductions attest to the great popularity of the painting.