venetian bishop by follower of titian c1630 large 17thc oil portrait painting

Venetian Bishop By Follower Of Titian C1630 Large 17thc Oil Portrait Painting



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For your consideration we are delighted to offer a unique opportunity to acquire an early 17th century old master portrait of a Roman Catholic Bishop In The Republic Of Venice completed in 1630 when the gentleman reached 66 years of age -
The portrait is inscribed “ AE TATIS 66 “ in the upper left corner and is dated below “ 1630 “.
The Bishops family Coat Of Arms has been painted in the top right corner and bears a cross above the emblem.
An impressively large oil on canvas painting set within a later modern ebonized replacement frame.
BY FOLLOWER OF TITIAN ( b.1490-d.1576 )
Tiziano Vecelli or Vecellio, known in English as Titian, was a Venetian painter during the Renaissance, considered the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, near Belluno. During his lifetime he was often called da Cadore, 'from Cadore', taken from his native region.
Titian demonstrates his ability to convey the calm and at the same time authoritative character of the subject through his two paintings shown in our article.
In good order for it's considerable age of almost 400 years - great impact - no damage or holes or stretcher marks - relined many years ago - and with signs of careful retouching and restorations as expected in the previous centuries.
In our opinion the cross has been a later addition in earlier centuries and the inscription has been carefully enhanced due to wear in the gold paint used to write the lettering.
Overall a very decorative and imposing work indeed and as the work is Venetian School after Titian, makes for a reasonably good longterm investment.
Please excuse the areas of lighter background - they are simply varnish glare and not a faulty presence !
I feel that these early portraits are a great decorative addition to a period home - the problem is trying to find them in good condition
Please see two additional images of examples of works by Titian after which our impressive portrait has been produced.
1/ Bishop Of Bologna Ludovico Beccadelli 1501-1572 Painted in 1552.
Housed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence Italy.
2/ Filippo Archinto (1495–1558), born in Milan, was an Italian lawyer, papal bureaucrat, bishop, and diplomat. He served as Governor of Rome and then papal Vicar of Rome.
Dating mid-1550s, on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The example we offer is by an unknown artist who was clearly a “ follower of “ Titian’s works and note the clear resemblance in posture of the sitter and the positioning of his hands.
You can also see that our example depicts the Bishop holding a bible in his left hand thus denoting he is a religious man of the clergy.
Height : 41 Inches (104 cm)
Width: 33.5 Inches (85 cm)
UK : Packaged By Next Day Service £150
USA & Asia £400
Quote Stock Number: CLC/068
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Height = 104 cm (41")
Width = 85 cm (34")
Depth = 4 cm (2")

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