Portrait of a Young Man, Titian
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Portrait of a Young Man, ca. 1510


Dimensions
20 x 17 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, room 16

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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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28.05.2024