In his Musaeum Federico Borromeo writes that “Titian would have wanted to paint his father like this, armour-clad, to celebrate in a playful manner the nobility he claimed to have acquired though such offspring”. This would therefore make the portrait that of Gregorio Vecellio, Captain of the Centuria of Pieve di Cadore and the painter’s father.


  • Title: Man in Armour
  • Creator: Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)
  • Date Created: c. 1530
  • Physical Dimensions: 65x58cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Art Genre: Portrait
  • Art Movement: Sixteenth century Venetian painting
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Canvas
  • Depicted Topic: Portrait, old man, armour

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