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

Portrait of Marcantonio Trevisani

1553-54
Oil on canvas, 100 x 87 cm
Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest

Titian became the official painter of Venice in 1516. He painted a series portrait of all doges - thus of Doge Trevisani - for the Sala del Maggior Consiglio in the Palazzo Ducale. These portraits were destroyed by fire in 1577. Titian usually executed one or more versions of the official portraits. This painting in the Budapest museum is believed to be a version of Trevisani's official portrait made by Titian himself.




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