Where Titian's Artwork is Displayed
You can find Titian's artwork in the following museums and churches:
- Prado, Madrid (very large collection of Titian's works)
- Accademia Gallery, Venice
- Santa Maria della Salute church, Venice
- Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice
- Scuola di Sant'Antonio, Padua, Italy
- Civic Museum, Padua, Italy
- Borghese Gallery, Rome
- Palazzo Barberini, Rome
- Uffizi Gallery, Florence
- Pitti Palace, Florence
- National Museum of Capodimonte, Naples
- National Gallery, London
- Wallace Collection, London
- National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
- Louvre, Paris
- Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, France
- Gemäldegalerie, Berlin
- Alte Pinakothek, Munich
- Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
- Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
- National Gallery, Washington DC
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
Trivia About Titian:
- Titian's Sacred and Profane Love:
In 1899, the Rothschilds offered the Museo Galleria Borghese four million lira for the piece. This was more than the value of all the other artwork in the gallery combined. The Gallery refused the offer.
- Titian's Allegory of Time Governed by Prudence
In this piece Titian depicts three stages of life...youth, maturity and old age. In the painting the three figures are thought to be Titian, his son Orazio, and a young cousin, Marco Vecellio. Another interesting fact about this painting is that it is Titian's only piece to contain a motto: From the experience of the past, the present acts prudently, lest it spoil future actions.
- For all of our Tudor fans:
In 1550, Titian painted this portrait of Philip II of Spain that was sent to England to aid in Philip's pursuit of Queen Mary I's hand in marriage.
- Both Titian's wife, Cecilia, and his only daughter, Lavinia, died in childbirth.
- In 1576 Titian died in a plague epidemic that hit Venice. After his death, Titian's favorite son and assistant, Orazio, died during the same epidemic.
- During his career, there were many family members who became painters as well, or worked closely with Titian. They included:
- Brother - Francesco Vecellio
- Nephew - Marco Vecellio
- Fabrizio de Ettore
- Cesare de Ettore
- Tommaso Vecellio
- Girolamo Dante
- Diana and Actaeon:
This piece was sold from a private collection in 2009 for the astonishing price of $71 million. It was purchased through the combined coffers of London's National Gallery, the National Heritage Fund, the National Galleries of Scotland and public donations. The masterpiece will reside in different museums, for five-year periods.