TitianPhoto © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) 146
169cm x 244cm
One of Titian’s most celebrated paintings, this work of majestic humility formed a pair with no. 7 in this room (the Entombment of Christ) which also came from the Mantua sale. It was similarly among the King’s most cherished possessions.
Van der Doort 1639
Sale Inventory c.1649-51
Walpole Society reference (1972):