This publication has been published by Museo Nacional del Prado on the occasion of the public presentation of Saint John the Baptist byTitian, after its restoration.
Author: Miguel Falomir
24 x 29,5 cm.
Spanish / English
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Saint John the Baptist by Titian came to the Museum in 1872 as an "anonymous Madrid School artist of the Seventeenth century" and it was sent to the church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Cantoria in the province of Almeria. In 2007 when the work came back to the Museum its study concluded it was not a copy but an original by Titian. The painting arrived in extremely poor conditions. The magnificent restoration work over the last years has been completed and we can stand before an exceptional testimony of how Titian repeated his compositions. Also, the recent, outstanding restoration by Clara Quintanilla has recovered the composition's legibility by re-establishing the balance between the figure and its setting.
This publication provides information about this work and two more preserved Saint John the Baptist by Titian. Includes a text by The Museo del Prado Director and an extensive essay by Miguel Falomir -Head of the Department of Italian and French Painting (up to 1700) at the Museum's and the exhibition's curator-, as well as full technical specifications, bibliography and a booklet with the texts in English.