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Titian: Doge Andrea Gritti, 1546/48
Source: Artcyclopedia; photograph by Michael Weinberg


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[Italian High Renaissance Painter, ca.1485-1576]

• Also known as:  Tiziano Vecellio
• Relationships: Studied under Gentile and Giovanni Bellini and Giorgione.
Titian's students included El Greco, Tintoretto, Paris Bordone, Parrasio Micheli, Damiano Mazza and Polidoro Lanzani.
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteAlte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteTitian at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum PHAROS Website, Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
8 works by Titian

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
5 works online by Titian

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Alfonso d'Avalos, Marchese del Vasto, in Armor with a Page

Notable SiteKress Foundation Collection
(Look for the "Image" links for super high resolution scans)
Portrait of a Friend of Titian (Portrait of a Gentleman), ca.1550
The Adoration of the Child, ca.1507-08

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
5 paintings online, including page 2

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteTitian at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Pastoral Concert, ca.1509

Notable SiteTitian at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Entombment of Christ, ca.1520

Notable SiteTitian at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Woman with a Mirror, 1512-15

Notable SiteTitian at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Man with a Glove, ca.1520

Notable SiteTitian at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Battle of Spoleto, drawing, ca.1538

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Skip forward to about page 5 for a number of works on paper by Tiziano Vecellio

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  
Venus and the Lute Player

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  
Dozens of works online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteTitian at the Prado Museum, Madrid
33 works online

Notable SiteTitian at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Great scans of Rijksmuseum paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteRijksmuseum Research Database, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Study for the figure of Saint Sebastian of the altar piece in SS. Nazaro e Celso

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
(Zoomable - look for the magnifying glass and the text "Magnify image")

Notable SiteVatican Museums, Vatican City
Madonna with Child and Saints

Akademie der Bildenden Künst, Vienna (in German)  
Tarquinius und Lucretia, ca.1570-76

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Portrait of Philip Ii

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
"When is a Titian a repe-Titian?"

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
5 works by or related to the artist

Fondazione Magnani-Rocca, Parma, Italy
Sacra conversazione

Frick Collection, New York City
Pietro Aretino
Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap
, 1516

Galleria Borghese, Rome
Sacred and Profane Love

Galleria Borghese, Rome
Ritratto di violinista

Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome
Salome with the head of the John the Baptist

Galleria G. Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro, Venice (in Italian)  
Venere allo specchio

Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice (mostly in Italian)  
La presentazione della Vergine al Tempio
San Giovanni Battista

Glasgow Museums, Scotland
The adulteress brought before Christ

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Giorgio Cornaro with a Falcon, ca.1537

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Madonna and Child with a Female Saint and the Infant Saint John the Baptist

Le Musée Ingres, Montauban, France (in French)  
Click on the artist name, then on the artwork title to view the work

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Marche Region Museums, Italy
Apparition of the Virgin

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
The Temptation of Christ, ca.1525-30

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, France (in French)  

Musei Civici di Ascoli Piceno, Marche Region, Italy (in Italian)  
San Francesco riceve le stimmate

Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, Spain (in Spanish)  
El Condestable de Borbón

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil (in Portuguese)  

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
Girl Before a Mirror

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Boy with dogs in a landsape, ca.1565

Museumslandschaft Hessen, Germany (in German)  

National Brukenthal Museum, Romania

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Portrait of Pietro Aretino

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Sacred conversation: Mother and Child, St Catherine

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
A monk with a book

National Museums Liverpool, UK
Supper at Emmaus

New Art Gallery, Walsall, England
Angel (Putto)

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
The Adoration of the Child, ca.1507-08

Palais Fesch Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio, France (in French)  

Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, Italy (in Italian)  
Cardinal Pietro Bembo, ca.1545

Palazzo Ducale, Venice (in Italian)  
La Vergine col Bambino e due angeli

Palazzo Ducale, Venice (in Italian)  
Il doge Antonio Grimani davanti alla Fede, 1575-76 (detail)

Palazzo Ducale, Venice (in Italian)  
San Cristoforo, 1523-24

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Portrait of Cardinal Filippo Archinto

Pinacoteca Civica Francesco Podesti, Ancona, Italy (in Italian)  
Madonna col bambino (Pala Gozzi)

Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna (in Italian)  
Gesů Cristo e il buon ladrone

Ringling Museum of Art, Florida
La Sultana Rossa, 1550s

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Christ Shown to the People (Ecce Homo), ca.1570-76

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

State Museums of Berlin

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy
Many works online

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Adoration of the Magi

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" to see 2 large images from a 2004-2005 exhibition

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

The British Museum, London, UK

The Wallace Collection, London, UK
Perseus and Andromeda, ca.1553-62
Venus and Cupid, ca.1510-15

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Villa del Principe, Palazzo di Andrea Doria, Genoa, Italy
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Virtual Uffizi

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
5 works

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)
Page forward for works by Titian

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Artarchiv Sample Artist Signatures
Scroll down to signature 511

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteTitian
Website about Titian and his paintings

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Aiwaz Panopticon

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  


Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Digital Images — Photography by Ron Reznick
Venus and Adonis

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Google Art Project
Many works online

Humanities Web  

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Scroll down for a work from a 2007 exhibition

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)
The Feast of the Gods

PBase Photo Sharing
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Venus with a Mirror

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

The Art Renewal Center

The Artchive  

The Athenaeum  
Numerous works online

University of Leipzig, Germany  

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Web Gallery of Art  


Wikimedia Commons Image Database  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Culture and History of Venice

Los Angeles Police Department, Art Theft Detail
Five Figures: Embarquement

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Investigating Feast of the Gods, a painting with sections by Bellini, Dosso Dossi and Titian

Why We Think Nature is Beautiful
Illustrated article by Eugene C. Hargrove

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Titian  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

"Disharmony in the Concert"

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 114): Late Titian

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Giacoma Doria, ca.1531

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Vendramin Family, 1543-47

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Pietá, ca.1575-76

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"The god of big things", 2003 review by Adrian Searle

The London Evening Standard
"Last chance for Titian", 2008 article by Brian Sewell

The London Evening Standard
"Titian taken to the cleaners at the National Gallery", 2009 article by Brian Sewell

The Telegraph Newspaper, UK
Lucian Freud on Titian's Diana and Callisto and Diana and Actaeon

Time Magazine
"An Appetite for Human Character", 1990 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"Brush with Genius. Now playing in Paris", 1993 article by Robert Hughes

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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The Life of Titian (1642)

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Painting in Sixteenth-Century Venice: Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto

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Titian and Venetian Painting, 1450-1590

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Titian: An Invalid
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Titian: The Worship of Venus
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Titian: Flora

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Titian: Bacchus and Ariadne
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Detail from Bacchus and Ariadne
Detail from Bacchus and Ariadne

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Portrait of a Noblewoman
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Mars, Venus, and Amor
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Venus of Urbino
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