Portrait of Giacomo Doria
Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian (c.1485-90 to 1576)

Renaissance Gallery,

Gallery 39, First Floor

Related Objects in the Ashmolean Museum:

The first two paintings can be found in the same gallery as Titian’s Portrait of Giacomo Doria.

Giovanni Bellini (c. 1430 - 1516), Virgin and Child
Renaissance Gallery, Gallery 39, first floor
Titian was apprenticed to Giovanni Bellini when he went to Venice and the practices of the older atist must have rubbed off on the younger. He was painter to the Republic of Venice, a position which was filled by Titian when Bellini died in 1516. Bellini is perhaps best known for his small devotional pictures of the Madonna and Child, of which he produced many.

  * Circle of Giorgione (c.1477 - 1510),
Virgin and Child
(The Tallard Madonna)

Renaissance Gallery, Gallery 39, first floor
Titian was assistant to Giorgione and the two artists are known to have worked together on frescoes on the outside of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi (now Venice’s main post office). Many scholars believe this work to be by Giorgione, although his life is something of a mystery and very few works have been securely attributed to him. Perhaps the most striking feature of this painting is its setting: the Madonna and child are seated in front of a window, through which you can see a view of Venice, including the Doge’s Palace and the campanile of St Mark’s.

Paintings by Later Artists

* Baroque Gallery, Gallery 43, first floor
In this gallery you can see works by Baroque artists, such as Van Dyck and Rubens, who were influenced by the work of Titian, particularly his portrait-painting.

* 18th-century Art Gallery, Gallery 55, second floor
In this gallery you can see two examples of portraits which include the use of classical columns as a way of endowing the sitters with an air of grandeur and nobility. They are Sir Joshua Reynolds’s Portrait of James Paine (1717-1789) and His Son James (1745-1829) and Andrea Casali’s Portrait of Sir Charles Frederick (1709-1785).