The National Gallery in London found another work by Titian Automatic translate
LONDON. The portrait of the Venetian doctor Girolamo Fracastoro (Girolamo Fracastoro; 1478-1553), which has been kept in the National Gallery since 1924, belongs to the brush of Titian (Tiziano Vecellio, 1480 / 1485-1576). This opinion of a group of art historians and restorers was published in the January issue of Burlington Magazine, quoted by The Guardian.
The painting, which dates back to 1528, attracted the attention of historian Paul Joannides of Cambridge University, who suggested that a canvas hanging in one of the museum’s remote halls is much more valuable than the curators had previously thought. Image was examined by restorers. After the extra layers of paint were removed in some places, the painting was identified as the work of the great Venetian artist.
In his commentary on this subject, Nicholas Penny, director of the National Gallery, noted that Titian’s style is most pronounced in the manner of writing the lynx collar that adorns Dr. Fracastoro’s robe. The director added that experts did not doubt the authorship of the picture, and now it is already part of the main exhibition of the gallery.
Girolamo Fracastoro was a doctor, writer and scientist, famous for his poem “Syphilis, or the Gallic disease” (Syphilis sive morbus gallicus, 1530), which describes one of the most dangerous sexually transmitted diseases. His fundamental work of 1546, “Infection” (De contagione), first described typhoid fever and hypothesized that infectious agents are tiny particles called Thracastoro “seeds” that are transmitted by direct or indirect contact between people.
"Portrait of Girolamo Fracastoro" is the third work of Titian, which belongs to the National Gallery in London. In 2009, the London Gallery, together with the National Gallery of Scotland, bought for 50 million pounds a masterpiece by Titian “Diana and Actaeon” (1556-1559), and last winter, the painting “Diana and Callisto” (Diana and Callisto, 1556-1559). The paintings were shown in the summer as part of the large-scale exhibition “Metamorphoses: Titian 2012” (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012). Both paintings previously belonged to the Duke of Sutherland and his family.
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