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

Portrait of a Musician

c. 1515 or c. 1545
Oil on canvas, 99 x 81 cm
Galleria Spada, Rome

The dating of this portrait is debated. The pose of the sitter reminds us of Titian's early works painted under the influence of Giorgione. However, according to some critics the manner of painting is typical of the 1540s.

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