Through 15 June at the Museo Correr in Venice, a recently rediscovered drawing attributed to Titian forms the center of the exhibition, A Self-Portrait by Titian. Questions of attribution in Titian’s drawings. An international group of scholars, including leading Titian experts, believe the drawing to be an autograph self-portrait by the master at about age 80. Titian is widely regarded as one of the greatest portrait painters of his day, and it is not surprising that he turned to his own face as a subject. Given Titian’s stature and fame by the late sixteenth century, it is also possible that the drawing could have been intended as a gift for a patron or collector.
Self-Portrait, ca. 1570, black chalk, Private collection.
Self-Portrait, detail, c. 1566, oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid
Man with the Blue Sleeve, c. 1510, oil on canvas, National Gallery, London
Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap, c. 1516, oil on canvas, Frick Collection, New York
Federico Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, 1529, oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid
Charles V Standing with His Dog, 1533, oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid
Portrait of Ranuccio Farnese, 1542, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington
Self-Portrait, 1562-64, oil on canvas, Staatliche Museen, Berlin
Self-Portrait, c. 1566, oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid