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The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine  1630

by Anthony van Dyck

Van Dyck first went to Italy in 1621 in the company of the Countess of Arundel; while in Venice it is possible that the party was shown around the city by Tizianello, the son of Titian’s cousin and assistant, Marco Vecellio. Whether or not this special privilege was necessary, Van Dyck’s Italian journey seems to have been dominated by his discovery of Titian (c.1487-1576),...
126.2 x 119.5 cm
Oil on Canvas
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