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Titian (c. 1488-Venice 1576)

Portrait of Jacopo Sannazaro (1458-1530) c. 1514-18

RCIN 407190

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Titian’s portraiture was much admired; early in his career, he recorded the features of friends, writers and Venetian noblemen. This sitter seems lost in thought, his finger tucked in a book to keep his place. It has been suggested that he is the Neapolitan poet and humanist Jacopo Sannazaro (1458–1530).