Portrait of Ranuccio Farnese

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Title: Portrait of Ranuccio Farnese

Date work started: 1542

Date work completed: 1542

Place created: Venice

Patron: Farnese Family

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Material: oil on canvas

Dimensions: 89.7cm X 73.6cm

Genre: portrait

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 1 of 14

    Owner Name: Titian

    In possession from: 1542 to 1542

    Location: Venice

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    Painting was executed in Venice where Ranuccio had been sent to be prior of San Giovanni Forlani. Commissioned as a gift for Ranuccio's mother, Girolama Orsini, by one of Ranuccio's tutors, the bishop of Brescia.

    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 2: The Portraits, (London: Phaidon, 1971) pg. 98. Humfrey, Peter, Titian: The Complete Paintings, (New York: H.N. Abrams, 2007) p. 140. Jaffe, David, Titian, (London: Yale University Press, 2003) p. 136. Ilchman, Frederick, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice, (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 2009) p. 56.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 2 of 14

    Owner Name: Farnese Family

    In possession from: 1542 to 1680

    Location: Palazzo Farnese

    Notes:

    There is no documentation of when exactly this painting travels from Venice to Rome. It first appears in a Farnese inventory in 1620, but it is assumed to be there earlier than 1620.

    Citations: Ilchman, Frederick, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice, (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 2009) p. 219.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 3 of 14

    Owner Name: Farnese Family

    In possession from: 1680 to 1734

    Location: Palazzo del Giardino

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    Wethey says the Farnese collection was transferred to Naples sometime in the mid-eighteenth century

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 4 of 14

    Owner Name: Charles III of Spain

    In possession from: 1734 to 1789

    Location: Palazzo di Capodimonte

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 5 of 14

    Owner Name: Ferdinand IV of Naples

    In possession from: 1789 to 1798

    Location: Palazzo di Capodimonte

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 6 of 14

    Owner Name: Ferdinand IV of Naples

    In possession from: 1798 to 1815

    Location: Palazzo dei Normanni

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 7 of 14

    Owner Name: House of Savoy

    In possession from: 1861 to Unknown

    Location: Palazzo di Capodimonte

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 8 of 14

    Owner Name: Sir George Donaldson

    In possession from: Unknown to 1880

    Location: New Bond Street

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 9 of 14

    Owner Name: Sir John Charles Robinson

    In possession from: 1880 to 1885

    Location: 107 Harley Street

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    Citations: Jaffe, David, Titian, (London: Yale University Press, 2003) p. 136.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 10 of 14

    Owner Name: Sir Francis Cook

    In possession from: 1885 to 1945

    Location: Doughty House, Richmond Hill

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    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 2: The Portraits, (London: Phaidon, 1971) p. 99.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 11 of 14

    Owner Name: Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi

    In possession from: 1945 to 1947

    Location: Villa Vittoria

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    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 2: The Portraits, (London: Phaidon, 1971) p. 99.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 12 of 14

    Owner Name: Gualtiero Volterra

    In possession from: 1947 to 1948

    Location: London

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 13 of 14

    Owner Name: Samuel H. Kress Foundation

    In possession from: 1948 to 1952

    Location: Samuel H. Kress Foundation

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    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 2: The Portraits, (London: Phaidon, 1971) p. 99.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 14 of 14

    Owner Name: National Gallery

    In possession from: 1952 to Present

    Location: National Gallery

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    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 2: The Portraits, (London: Phaidon, 1971) p. 99.


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