Giovanni d'Anna

Giovanni d’Anna was a Flemish merchant who lived in Venice. His father, Martino d’Anna, was already an established member of the foreign merchant community in Venice; through his family’s noble status, Giovanni inherited good relations with the Venetian doges and the Hapsburgs. Giovanni was also said to be a close friend of Titian. In Ecce Homo, Titian painted Giovanni’s portrait among several other prominent figures of the time.

Sources:
Brundin, Abigail, and Matthew Treherne. Forms of Faith in Sixteenth Century Italy. Burlington: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2009, p. 187.

Ridolfi, Carlo. The Life of Titian. University Park: Pennsylvania University State Press, 2010, 59.
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