Book Chapter

An unfinished portrait of Titian's sweetheart Milia and their Daughter Emilia from the Barbarigo Collection, Venice

Jaynie Anderson

Titian's hidden double portrait unveiled after 500 years | Hannibal/MUVE | Published : 2019

Abstract

In the early 1550's Titian painted his mistress and their daughter which was left unfinished at the time of his death. For some reason the composition was overpainted, perhaps by his jealous son Pomponio, as a Tobias and Angel. After passing through many distinguished collections the original portrait was revealed after a painstaking restoration by Alec Cobbe

University of Melbourne Researchers