- Museum number
- Object: The Triumph of Christ
The Triumph of Christ from ten blocks, after Titian.
- Production date
- 1545-1547 (circa)
Height: 470 millimetres (including letterpress)
Width: 2710 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Christ triumphant is shown here seated upon a world on a chariot drawn by the four symbolic beasts of the Evangelists and pushed by the Doctors of the Church. Leading the procession are Adam and Eve. It seems that this was Titian's first design for a woodcut. Writing about this Triumph in 1550, the Italian art historian Giorgio Vasari described it as 'a work displaying vigour, style and knowledge'.
See D. Rosand and M. Muraro 'Titian and the Venetian Woodcut', 1976, no.1, p.37, and Michael Bury in the 'The Burlington Magazine' 131 (1989) pp.188-97.
For further information and bibliography see the entry by Silvia Urbini on the online catalogue 'Atlante delle xilografie italiane del Rinascimento', ALU.0173.4.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2004 Jun-July, Madrid, 'LaCaixa', Ferdinand Columbus
2004 Oct-Dec, Seville, Salon Alto del Apeadero, Ferdinand Columbus
2015-2016 4 Dec-27 Mar, Korea, Seoul Arts Centre, Human Image
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased from George Way
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number