Venus with a Mirror

Titian - Venus with a Mirror


Collection catalogues
John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 253

Ivan Gaskell, Seventeenth century Dutch and Flemish painting, London, 1990. p. 481, fig. 1
Andreas Prater, Venus at her mirror, Munich; Berlin; London; New York, 2002, p. 27
J.B. Bullen, Rossetti, London, 2011, fig. 116


The artist (c. 1490-1576), Venice
by inheritance to his son, Pomponio Vecellio, Venice
sold 27 October 1581 with the contents of Titian's house to Cristoforo Barbarigo (1544-1614), Venice
by inheritance to his son, Andrea Barbarigo
by inheritance in the Barbarigo family, Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza, Venice
sold 1850 by the heirs of Giovanni di Alvise Barbaraigo (died 1843) to Czar Nicholas I of Russia (1796-1855), Saint Petersburg
Imperial Hermitage Gallery, St. Petersburg
purchased April 1931 through Matthiesen Gallery, Berlin, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, and M. Knoedler & Co., New York by Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
deeded 5 June 1931 to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh
gift 1937 to NGA

External links

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Accession number 1937.1.34

Other works by Titian

Titian Venus and Adonis
Venus and Adonis

Titian Saint Mary Magdalene
Saint Mary Magdalene

Titian Diana and Actaeon
Diana and Actaeon

Titian Europa

Venus with a Mirror
c. 1555
124.5 x 105.5 cm
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Andrew W. Mellon Collection