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Sebastiano Venier

shortly after 1571, Artist: Jacopo Robusti, gen. Tintoretto

 

 

Sebastiano Venier

Venier (1496–1578) was commander of the Venetian fleet at the Battle of Lepanto. This portrait is intended to remind us of the great service he performed in this decisive victory of the allied fleets of Venice, Spain and Holy See over the Turks in 1571. In portraits like this one, for which Tintoretto received the commission as state painter of the Republic of Venice, the focus was primarily on creating a prestigious image.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Saal II

Object data

Object Name

Painting

Culture

Italian, Venetian

Dated

shortly after 1571

Artist

Jacopo Robusti, gen. Tintoretto (1518 - 1594 Venedig) - GND

Material

Canvas

Dimensions

104,5 x 83,5 cm
Framed: 125,5 cm x 106,3 cm x 6 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 32

Provenance

1636 Coll. Bartolomeo della Nave, Venice; 1638-1649 Coll. Hamilton; 1659 Coll. Leopold Wilhelm; 1735 documented in the gallery

Depiction/Person

Doge Sebastiano Venier (1496 - 1578) - GND

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