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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Artist: Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), Italian, Venice, ca. 1488–1576

Portrait of Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino


Oil on panel

60.3 × 48.3 × 3.5 cm (23 3/4 × 19 × 1 3/8 in.) framed: 81 × 67.9 × 7.6 cm (31 7/8 × 26 3/4 × 3 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Catherine B. Hickox
On view
Italian, Venetian
16th century

Mr. Nicholson Collection; P. Jackson Higgs Gallery, New York (as Titian, "Francesco Maria della Rovere, Duke of Urbino"); Mrs. Catherine B. Hickox Collection, New York (as of 1931).


Georg Gronau, Titian (London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., Ltd., 1904), fig. pl. cccxxvll.

Leo S. Olschki, ed., Miscellanea di storia dell’arte, in onore di Igino Benvenuto Supino: A cura della Rivista d’arte (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 1933), 487–95, (*Fig. 1’s caption and the essay contents reference the Yale picture, however the image reproduced is of the copy after the Yale painting.), fig. 1*.

“List of Accessions, 1956,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 23, nos. 1–2 (February 1957): 29.

Charles Seymour, Early Italian Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970).

Harold Edwin Wethey, The Paintings of Titian: Complete Edition, II. The Portraits (London: Phaidon, 1971).

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972), 601.

Ian Verstegen, “Guidobaldo II della Rovere in European Perspective,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2016): 42, fig. 1.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.