'Head of Titian' (1487/90 – 1576)
after Dutch School
Oil painting on canvas, 'Head of Titian' (1487/90 – 1576), after Dutch School, 17th century. A painted oval half-length portrait of an old man, turned to left, profile, with a white beard wearing a black cap and a brown fur-lined collar to his coat. Painted beside him is the inscription : Titiano / No.1.Ano.1430 [!].
Calke Abbey was given to the National Trust by Henry Harpur Crewe (1921-1991) and the contents, including this painting, were acquired with the aid of a grant from the National Heritage Fund, thanks to a special allocation of money from the Government, in 1984.
Calke Abbey, The Harpur Crewe Collection (acquired by the National Trust with the help of the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund in 1984)
Marks and inscriptions
Firiano, No 1 An o 1430 (inscription on front)
Makers and roles
after Dutch School, artist previously catalogued as school of Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich (Weimar 1712 – Dresden 1774), artist