Portrait of the Venetian Painter Giovanni Bellini?  1512

by Titian

According to the Italian artist and historiographer Giorgio Vasari’s (1511-1574) biography from 1568, Titian studied under Gentile Bellini (1429-1507), whose brother – and fellow artist – is believed to be the person portrayed here. [br] [b]A nod to Bellini[/b] Titian divided the background into two parts – a dark, uniform surface and a narrow glimpse of a rolling landsc...
80 x 66 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark