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Jacopo Strada

around 1567/68, Artist: Tiziano Vecellio, gen. Tizian

 

 

Jacopo Strada

Jacopo Strada (1515–1588) was an architect, goldsmith, soughtafter art expert and above all an internationally active antique dealer. The heavy gold chain distinguishes him as a member of court, the sword and the fur sliding from his right shoulder are evidence of his solid wealth. Strada’s posture is unique in Titian’s portraiture: the counter-movement of arms and head lend him dynamism and distance the observer. Whether Titian meant here subtly to criticise Strada’s occasionally aggressive business dealings remains a matter of debate.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Saal VIII

Object data

Object Name

Painting

Culture

Italian, Venetian

Dated

around 1567/68

Artist

Tiziano Vecellio, gen. Tizian (um 1488 Pieve di Cadore - 1576 Venedig) - GND

Material

Canvas

Dimensions

Overall: 126 cm × 95,5 cm × 3 cm
Framed: 153 cm × 125 cm × 10 cm

Signed

Inscribed at upper left: TITIANVS.F; on the letter the address: Al Mag^co Sig^ore il Sig^or Titian(o) Vecellio .... Venetia

Inscribed

Die Kartusche mit der Inschrift (zeitlich später): JACOBVS DE STRADA.CIVIS ROMANVS. CAESS. ANTIQVARIVS ET COM:BELLICI:AN.AET: LI ET C M.LXVI

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 81

Provenance

Coll. Leopold Wilhelm

Depiction/Person

Jacopo Strada (1515 Mantua - Nov.1588 Prag) - GND

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