|Title||Flora, after Titian|
|Collection||Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Museum Service|
|Artist|| Cortazzi, Michele (Italian artist, active mid 19th century)
After Titian (Italian painter and draftsman, ca. 1488-1576)
|Date Earliest||about 1860|
|Date Latest||about 1862|
This copy of Titian's painting of Flora was brought back from Rome by a Miss Baulay in April 1863. It is faithful to the original, and shows the goddess as depicted by the Venetian Renaissance artist: a simple, sculptural figure, holding a handful of flowers. Miss Baulay may have seen this painting in the copyist's studio in Rome, and decided to buy it as a souvenir; alternatively, she may have commissioned the artist to make a copy of one of her favourite works in Italy.
The original, by Titian, hangs in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Like most works by this very popular Venetian artist, famous for his use of colour, many copies will have been made for enthusiasts such as Miss Baulay.
|Current Accession Number||SBC:1976.0148|
|Measurements||78.0 x 64 cm.0 cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Provenance||Owned by a Miss Baulay in 1862.|
|Notes||A label on the reverse notes that the painting was brought back from Rome by Miss Baulay in April 1862. The original painting by Titian (1488/32-1576) is dated 1511-17.|
|Rights Owner||Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Museum Service|
|Author||Dr Ruth Stewart|