Emperor Charles the 5th of Spain, The, taking leave of his Consort, previous to his Departure to head the Army, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 91 (Sale info: For Sale).
"This is a previous composition which he repeated many times in painting. This illustrious painter's reputation rose continual- ly, every new work contributed to extend his fame through all Europe; and he was considered as the principal ornament of the age in which he flourished. When his merit was made known to charles the v. that monarch knew how to set a just value on his superior abilities; he enriched him by repeated bounties, allowed him a considerable pension conferred on him the honor of knighthood, and what was till more, honoured him with his friendship. He painted the portrait of that benefactor several times, and it is recorded by sandrart, that one day, while the emperor sat for him for his picture, a pencil happening to drop from the painter, he stooped, picked it up, and returned it obligingly, answering to the modest apology of the artist (who blushed at this condescension of so great a monarch,) that the merit of a titian was worthy the attendance of an emperor. Titian was one of the greatest colourists that ever lived or ever will perhaps. Painted by Titiano Vecelli, Cavalier, who was born at Friuli, 1480, died 1576." [P. 15.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.