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The Triumph of Love

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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The painting has been cut down from a rectangular shape. It was originally the cover for a portrait of a noblewoman by Titian in Vendramin’s collection. Emblematic covers protected paintings from scrutiny.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford



The Triumph of Love


c. 1545


oil on canvas, mounted on panel


H 88.3 x W 88.3 cm

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Acquisition method

Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to the Ashmolean Museum, purchased (Virtue-Tebbs, Madan and Russell Funds) with the assistance of the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation), Daniel Katz Ltd, the Friends of the Ashmolean, the Tradescant Group, the Elias Ashmole Group, Mr Michael Barclay, the Highfield family, the late Mrs Yvonne Carey, the late Mrs Felicity Rhodes and other private donations, 2008

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