Pet­worth por­trait con­firmed as Ti­tian

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ART ROUND UP -

A 16th cen­tury por­trait of a young car­di­nal, at the Na­tional Trust’s Pet­worth House in Sus­sex, has been at­trib­uted to the Ital­ian artist Ti­tian fol­low­ing re­search and restora­tion for BBC Four’s Bri­tain’s Lost Mas­ter­pieces. The paint­ing was first ac­quired as a Ti­tian by the 3rd Earl of Egre­mont at Pet­worth, but in later years it was ques­tioned whether the paint­ing was re­ally by Ti­tian’s hand. Us­ing x-ray and in­frared tech­niques, and fol­low­ing spe­cial­ist clean­ing, the paint­ing was de­clared to be by Ti­tian.

Ben­dor Grosvenor with vol­un­teers at Pet­worth House dis­cussing the por­trait

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