Portrait of Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino Artist: Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (Italian, Venice, ca. 1488–1576)


European Art

On view, 2nd floor, European Art


Oil on panel


60.3 × 48.3 × 3.5 cm (23 3/4 × 19 × 1 3/8 in.)

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Gift of Mrs. Catherine B. Hickox

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16th century


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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).

  • Ian Verstegen, "Guidobaldo II della Rovere in European Perspective," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2016): 42, fig. 1.
  • 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.
  • Harold Edwin Wethey, The Paintings of Titian: Complete Edition, II. The Portraits (London: Phaidon, 1971).
  • Charles Seymour, Early Italian Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970).
  • "List of Accessions, 1956," Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 23, nos. 1–2 (February 1957): 29.
  • 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*.
  • Georg Gronau, Titian (London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., Ltd., 1904), fig. pl. cccxxvll.

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