(b. 1518, Venezia, d. 1594, Venezia)

Portrait of Doge Pietro Loredano

c. 1570
Oil on canvas, 127 x 100 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

Pietro Loredano was the Doge of the Venetian Republic between 1567-70. Tintoretto as the official painter of the republic made a portrait of the the doges since 1559. He painted several portraits of Doge Loredano the best two of them was destroyed by the fire of the Palazzo Ducale in in 1577. The remaining oictures can be found in various museums. The portrait in Budapest is undoubtedly Tintoretto's work with some contribution of his workshop.

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