Bildnis eines Mannes
Tiziano Vecellio, gen. Tizian

Bildnis eines Mannes,

um 1520
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand, auf Eichenholz aufgezogen
Dimensions of the object
89,3 x 74,2 cm
AP OG Kabinett 5
Inventory number
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Tiziano Vecellio, gen. Tizian, Bildnis eines Mannes, um 1520, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: (Last updated on 28.05.2024)
In sixteenth-century Venice, portraits of men were produced in a great variety and to the highest quality. Titian was especially sought after as a portrait painter. In this likeness of a nobleman in a casual pose, his left hand resting on the hilt of his sword, the painter combines dignified elegance with a sensitive, psychological characterisation. In keeping with the preference for a melancholic ideal of masculinity shaped by contemporary love poetry, the portrait not only reflects the sitter’s awareness of his social status but also his emotional sensitivity.

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