Posted: 20 Jul 2012 @ 09:07
Nicholas Cranfield sees the Titians on show at
the National Gallery
TITIAN received a commission in 1556 from Philip of Spain, who
was newly King of England, for a series of six mythological scenes,
or poesie, deriving from the classical texts of Ovid,
Catullus, and Philostratus. Titian was at the height of his powers,
and was soon the King's favourite painter.
It was announced on 1 March that the National Gallery in London
and the National Gallery of Scotland had jointly purchased the
Diana and Callisto for £45 million. ...
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