Worship of Venus

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Title: Worship of Venus

Date work started: 1518

Date work completed: 1519

Place created: Venice

Patron: Alfonso I d'Este

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Material: oil on canvas

Dimensions: 172.0cm X 175.0cm

Genre: myth

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 1 of 11

    Owner Name: Titian

    In possession from: 1518 to 1519

    Location: Casa Grande

    Notes:

    Citations: Brown, David Alan, Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006) p. 180. Humfrey, Peter, Titian: The Complete Paintings, (New York: H.N. Abrams, 2007) p. 74.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 2 of 11

    Owner Name: Alfonso I d'Este

    In possession from: 1519 to 1598

    Location: Castello Estense

    Notes:

    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 3 : The Mythological and Historical Paintings, (London: Phaidon, 1975) p. 147. Brown, David Alan, Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006) p. 180.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 3 of 11

    Owner Name: Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini

    In possession from: 1598 to 1621

    Location: Villa Aldobrandini

    Notes:

    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 3 : The Mythological and Historical Paintings, (London: Phaidon, 1975) p. 147. Brown, David Alan, Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006) p. 180.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 4 of 11

    Owner Name: Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi

    In possession from: 1621 to 1632

    Location: Villa Ludovisi

    Notes:

    Brown says that Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi only had the painting until 1623. Olimpia Ludovisi had the painting until 1626, when it was in the possession of Prince Niccolo Ludovisi until 1633

    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 3 : The Mythological and Historical Paintings, (London: Phaidon, 1975) p. 147.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 5 of 11

    Owner Name: Niccolo Ludovico Ludovisi

    In possession from: 1632 to 1637

    Location: Villa Ludovisi

    Notes:

    Niccolo acquired the painting in 1633; in August 1633 it was given to the Viceroy of Naples, Manuel de Acevedo (Brown, p.180)

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 6 of 11

    Owner Name: Manuel de Guzman, Conde de Monterrey and Viceroy to Naples

    In possession from: 1637 to 1637

    Location: Naples

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 7 of 11

    Owner Name: Philip IV

    In possession from: 1637 to 1666

    Location: Madrid

    Notes:

    Brown says the painting was given to King Philip IV in 1638

    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 3 : The Mythological and Historical Paintings, (London: Phaidon, 1975) p. 147. Brown, David Alan, Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006) p. 180.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 8 of 11

    Owner Name: Spanish Royal Family

    In possession from: 1666 to 1734

    Location: Alcazar of Madrid

    Notes:

    Citations: Brown, David Alan, Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006) p. 180.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 9 of 11

    Owner Name: Spanish Royal Family

    In possession from: 1734 to 1776

    Location: Buen Retiro Palace

    Notes:

    Citations: Brown, David Alan, Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006) p. 180.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 10 of 11

    Owner Name: Spanish Royal Family

    In possession from: 1776 to 1821

    Location: Royal Palace

    Notes:

    Citations: Brown, David Alan, Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006) p. 180.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 11 of 11

    Owner Name: Prado Museum

    In possession from: 1821 to Present

    Location: Prado Museum

    Notes:

    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 3 : The Mythological and Historical Paintings, (London: Phaidon, 1975) p. 146. Brown, David Alan, Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006) p. 180. Humfrey, Peter, Titian: The Complete Paintings, (New York: H.N. Abrams, 2007) p. 74.


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