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The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence, (painting)

Artist:
Titian 1480-1576
Medium:
Canvas
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 300
From the Meade Gallery. Titian (Tiziano Vecelli) called, Da Cadore, was born in the year 1480, . . . [and] died of the plague in 1576, at the advanced age of 96 years. . . . The picture before us was painted by Titian during his residence in Spain. . . . During the siege of Cadiz by the French in the war of the Peninsula, . . . this picture was purchased by the late Richard W. Meade, then acting as American Consul at that place, and was afterwards brought by him . . . to Philadelphia. . . . The canvass on which it was painted was so much decayed with age, that . . . the only way to save it was to have it transferred to a new canvass. This . . . task was committed to the skill of Mr. George Howorth of Boston, who in the winter of 1857-'58, destroyed the old canvass, and then placed on the reverse of the painting a new canvass, to which it now adheres as firm and safe as though the painting was originally put upon it. After the transfer, the accumulated dirt and smoke of many years were washed from the surface of the painting, which accounts for the present freshness of the colors. The picture is six feet six inches long by five feet three inches high. [P. 13; exhibited under note indicating that this work is among those "from the private collection of Lt. Col. J.D. Graham, U.S.A. The explanations and descriptions are printed as furnished by him."]
Chicago Exhibition of the Fine Arts. Catalogue of the First Exhibition of Statuary, Paintings, &c., opened May 9th, in Burch's Building, cor. Wabash Avenue and Lake St. 1859. Hours of exhibition: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., evening, 7:30 to 9:30. Admission, twenty-five cents. Season Tickets, fifty cents. Chicago: Press & Tribune Print, 51 Clark Street. 1859. Price of Catalogue, ten cents.
Topic:
Religion--Saint--St. Lawrence
Religion--Martyr
Figure male
State of Being--Evil--Violence
Control number:
AECI 01800301
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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