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The Earlier Work of Titian   By: (1846-1924)

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THE EARLIER WORK OF TITIAN

By

CLAUDE PHILLIPS

Keeper of the Wallace Collection

1897

[Illustration: Flora ]

[Illustration: The Portfolio Artistic Monographs With many Illustrations]

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PLATES PAGE

Flora. Uffizi Gallery, Florence ....................... Frontispiece

Sacred and Profane Love. Borghese Gallery, Rome..................... 36

Virgin and Child, with Saints. Louvre............................... 54

Le Jeune Homme au Gant. Louvre...................................... 62

ILLUSTRATIONS PRINTED IN COLOUR

Design for a Holy Family. Chatsworth................................ 86

Sketch for the Madonna di Casa Pesaro. Albertina.................... 96

ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE TEXT

The Man of Sorrows. In the Scuola di S. Rocco, Venice............... 23

Virgin and Child, known as "La Zingarella." Imperial Gallery, Vienna 25

The Baptism of Christ. Gallery of the Capitol, Rome................. 29

The Three Ages. Bridgewater Gallery ................................ 35

Herodias with the Head of John the Baptist. Doria Gallery, Rome..... 39

Vanitas. Alte Pinakothek, Munich.................................... 41

St. Anthony of Padua causing a new born Infant to speak. Fresco in the Scuola del Santo, Padua............................................. 43

"Noli me tangere." National Gallery................................. 45

St. Mark enthroned, with four Saints. S. Maria della Salute, Venice. 49

The Madonna with the Cherries. Imperial Gallery, Vienna............. 51

PAGE Madonna and Child, with St. John and St. Anthony Abbot. Uffizi Gallery, Florence......................................................... 53

St. Eustace (or St. Hubert) with the Miracle of the Stag. British Museum ............................................................ 55

The "Cristo della Moneta." Dresden Gallery......................... 57

Madonna and Child, with four Saints. Dresden Gallery............... 59

A Concert. Probably by Titian. Pitti Palace, Florence.............. 63

Portrait of a Man. Alte Pinakothek, Munich......................... 65

Alessandro de' Medici (so called). Hampton Court................... 67

The Worship of Venus. Prado Gallery, Madrid........................ 71

The Assunta. Accademia delle Belle Arti, Venice.................... 75

The Annunciation. Cathedral at Treviso............................. 79

Bacchus and Ariadne. National Gallery.............................. 81

St. Sebastian. Wing of altar piece in the Church of SS. Nazzaro e Celso, Brescia............................................................. 85

La Vierge au Lapin. Louvre......................................... 87

St. Christopher with the Infant Christ. Fresco in the Doge's Palace, Venice ............................................................ 89

The Madonna di Casa Pesaro. Church of S. Maria dei Frari, Venice... 93

Martyrdom of St. Peter the Dominican............................... 97

Tobias and the Angel. S. Marciliano, Venice........................ 99

THE EARLIER WORK OF TITIAN

INTRODUCTION

There is no greater name in Italian art therefore no greater in art than that of Titian. If the Venetian master does not soar as high as Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo, those figures so vast, so mysterious, that clouds even now gather round their heads and half veil them from our view; if he has not the divine suavity, the perfect balance, not less of spirit than of answering hand, that makes Raphael an appearance unique in art, since the palmiest days of Greece; he is wider in scope, more glowing with the life blood of humanity, more the poet painter of the world and the world's fairest creatures, than any one of these. Titian is neither the loftiest, the most penetrating, nor the most profoundly moved among the great exponents of sacred art, even of his time and country. Yet is it possible, remembering the Entombment of the Louvre, the Assunta , the Madonna di Casa Pesaro , the St... Continue reading book >>




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