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Portrait of Titian

A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1587

Artist:

Agostino Carracci (Italian, 1557-1602)
after a self-portrait by Titian (Italian, c. 1488-1576)

About this artwork

Agostino Carracci likely saw Titian’s self-portrait painting in Venice (now Gemäldegalerie, Berlin), and having captured the luxurious textures of fur and fabric, Agostino produced an engraving that may be his most famous print. The work is known in at least four different states, all pulled from the same copper plate. They ranged from the first, before lettering was added, to the present impression with its dedication to a Bolognese Cardinal and the addition of a date at the bottom; to the third state with text added at the top; to the fourth, reworked probably posthumously, to eke out a few more printings.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Agostino Carracci

Title

Portrait of Titian

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality)

Date

1587

Medium

Engraving on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

Image/plate/sheet: 32.4 × 23.2 cm (12 13/16 × 9 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1919.2562

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