Portrait of a Young Man, Titian
Titian
Portrait of a Young Man
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Titian

Portrait of a Young Man, ca. 1510


Dimensions
20.0 x 17.0 x 0.4 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on poplar
Inventory Number
1133
Acquisition
Acquired in 1881
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Work

This early work by Titian presents such a radically close-up view of the sitter that he has to cut off the top of his cap and even his arms. The casual clothing – a white chemise clearly visible under a blue jacket shot through with gold thread – implies an intimacy that is further amplified by the small size of the panel. This is indeed the smallest of Titian’s paintings and not unlike a portrait miniature. Whether it was originally a stand-alone piece or was worked into a piece of furniture or wooden panelling is impossible to say.

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Basic Information

Title
Portrait of a Young Man
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on poplar
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1881

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Iconclass

Primary
  • 61B111(+52) anonymous historical person portrayed alone (+ (full) bust portrait)
  • 31D12 youth, adolescent
  • 31B6213 looking sideways
Secondary

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14.10.2021