Portraits
by TINTORETTO

As a trading metropolis and a great power, Venice attracted the rich, powerful, and famous in great numbers. Princes both sacred and secular, scholars, musicians, and men of letters visited Tintoretto when they were in the city, or summoned him to them at short notice for sittings. Tintoretto accepted many commissions for private portraits, particularly in his youth, since they brought him into contact with people of importance, and enabled him to extend his social network. Official state portraits were of particular importance to Tintoretto. Such work consolidated personal contacts with powerful officers of state, men who might give profitable and prestigious commissions for the decoration of the Doge's Palace and the library of San Marco. He painted portraits also out of the need to earn a living. His extensive oeuvre as a portraitist betrays a considerable amount of routine work.

As a portraitist, Tintoretto clearly shows the influence of the most important Venetian portraitist of the High Renaissance, Titian.

Preview Picture Data Info
Self-Portrait
c. 1547
Oil on canvas, 46 x 38 cm
Museum of Art, Philadelphia


Portrait of a White-Bearded Man
c. 1545
Oil on canvas, 92 x 60 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


Portrait of Jacopo Sansovino
before 1546
Oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence


Portrait of a Man (fragment)
c. 1548
Oil on canvas (on wood), 44 x 39 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest


Man in Armour
c. 1550
Oil on canvas, 116 x 98 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


Portrait of a Genoese Nobleman
c. 1550
Oil on canvas, 154 x 131 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence


Portrait of Procurator Nicolò Priuli
before 1545
Oil on canvas, 105 x 125 cm
Galleria Franchetti, Ca' d'Oro, Venice


Portrait of Procurator Antonio Cappello
c. 1551
Oil on canvas, 114 x 80 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice


Portrait of Procurator Jacopo Soranzo
c. 1550
Oil on canvas, 106 x 90 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice


Portrait of Procurator Jacopo Soranzo
c. 1550
Oil on canvas, 75 x 60 cm
Castello Sforzesco, Milan


Portrait of a Young Gentleman
c. 1555
Oil on canvas, 105 x 92 cm
Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome


Man with a Golden Lace
1550s
Oil on canvas, 103 x 76 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid


Portrait of Doge Girolamo Priuli
1559
Oil on canvas, 63 x 49 cm
Private collection


Portrait of a Man
c. 1560
Oil on canvas, 80,5 x 64 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest


Portrait of Giovanni Paolo Cornaro
1561
Oil on canvas, 102 x 81 cm
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent


Portrait of Alvise Cornaro
1560-65
Oil on canvas, 113 x 85 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence


Portrait of Jacopo Sansovino
c. 1565
Oil on canvas, 51 x 38 cm
Kunstsammlungen, Weimar


Portrait of Jacopo Sansovino
1571
Oil on canvas, 70 x 66 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence


Portrait of Doge Pietro Loredano
c. 1570
Oil on canvas, 127 x 100 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest


Portrait of a Woman
-
Oil on canvas, 38 x 33, 3 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest


Portrait of a Woman Revealing Her Breasts
c. 1570
Oil on canvas, 61 x 55 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid


Portrait of a Man
c. 1573
Oil on canvas, 72 x 57 cm
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice


Doge Alvise Mocenigo
c. 1570
Oil on canvas, 117 x 99 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice


Portrait of a Senator
c. 1570
Oil on canvas, 119 x 100 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid


Portrait of a Senator
c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 63 x 50 cm
Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, Pedralbes


Portrait of Vincenzo Morosini
c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 84,5 x 51,5 cm
National Gallery, London


Portrait of Sebastiano Venier with a Page
c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 194 x 132 cm
Private collection


Portrait of a Procurator of St Mark's
1570s
Oil on canvas, 139 x 101 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington


Portrait of a Procurator of St Mark's (detail)
1580-83
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington


Self-Portrait with a Book
c. 1585
Oil on canvas, 73 x 58 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence


Self-Portrait
c. 1588
Oil on canvas, 63 x 52 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris



Summary of paintings by Tintoretto
Religious themes
1540s | 1550s | 1560s | 1570s | 1580s
Scuola Grande di San Marco | San Rocco
Great decorations
Scuola Grande di San Rocco | Madonna dell'Orto | Palazzo Ducale
Mythological and allegorical themes
Portraits
Other works
Old Testament themes | Graphics



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