Danae Receiving the Golden Rain (Prado)

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Title: Danae Receiving the Golden Rain (Prado)

Date work started: 1560

Date work completed: 1565

Place created: Venice

Patron: Philip II

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Material: oil on canvas

Dimensions: 129.8cm X 181.2cm

Genre: myth

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 1 of 8

    Owner Name: Titian

    In possession from: 1560 to 1565

    Location: Casa Grande

    Notes:

    Citations: Falomir, Miguel and Paul Joannides, 'Dánae y Venus y Adonis, las primeras poesías de Tiziano para Felipe II' Boletín del Museo del Prado vol. : (2014), pp. 7-51.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 2 of 8

    Owner Name: Unknown

    In possession from: 1565 to 1617

    Location: Unknown

    Notes:

    There is doubt as to who owned the Danae before it came into the Spanish collection. The Prado Museum has speculated that it could have been purchased sometime between 1617-1621 by Giovanni Carlo Doria in Genoa. However, there has also been the suggestion that the Danae now in the Hermitage is the picture that was owned by Doria.

    Citations: Falomir, Miguel and Paul Joannides, 'Dánae y Venus y Adonis, las primeras poesías de Tiziano para Felipe II' Boletín del Museo del Prado vol. : (2014), pp. 7-51.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 3 of 8

    Owner Name: Giovanni Carlo Doria

    In possession from: 1617 to 1629

    Location: Palazzo Doria (di vico Gelsomino)

    Notes:

    Citations: Falomir, Miguel and Paul Joannides, 'Dánae y Venus y Adonis, las primeras poesías de Tiziano para Felipe II' Boletín del Museo del Prado vol. : (2014), pp. 7-51.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 4 of 8

    Owner Name: Royal Collection

    In possession from: 1629 to 1734

    Location: Alcazar of Madrid

    Notes:

    Danae was purchased by Velazquez when he traveled to Italy in 1629. He could have acquired the picture in Genoa or Venice, since he visited both cities.

    Citations: Falomir, Miguel and Paul Joannides, 'Dánae y Venus y Adonis, las primeras poesías de Tiziano para Felipe II' Boletín del Museo del Prado vol. : (2014), pp. 7-51.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 5 of 8

    Owner Name: Royal Collection

    In possession from: 1734 to 1747

    Location: Buen Retiro Palace, Madrid

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 6 of 8

    Owner Name: Royal Collection

    In possession from: 1747 to 1794

    Location: Casa de Reveque, Royal Palace

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 7 of 8

    Owner Name: Royal Collection

    In possession from: 1794 to 1827

    Location: Real Academia de San Fernando, Madrid

    Notes:

    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 3 : The Mythological and Historical Paintings, (London: Phaidon, 1975) p. 135.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 8 of 8

    Owner Name: Prado Museum

    In possession from: 1827 to Present

    Location: Prado Museum

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