Die Madonna des Hauses Pesaro (nach Tizian)
August Wolf (1842-1915)

Die Madonna des Hauses Pesaro (nach Tizian),

Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
399 x 229 cm
19. Jahrhundert
Inventory number
1872 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
August Wolf, Die Madonna des Hauses Pesaro (nach Tizian), 1872, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A9xlyzeLWv (Last updated on 19.06.2023)
Titian’s painting depicts the enthroned Virgin and Child accompanied by saints and by donors from the Pesaro family. In 1855 Jacob Burckhardt described this, the artist’s principal religious work, as the ‘most important and most beautiful of all presentation paintings, in which Titian set for the entire subsequent period a new standard in the approach to such subjects with regard to pictorial laws governing sequences of groups and colours in open, airy space’. When making his copy, Wolf had to contend with the poor lighting conditions in the church and the original’s imperfect state of preservation.

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