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  • NameDomenico Tintoretto
  • Sexmale
  • Nationality/DatesItalian, born 1560, dead 1635
BiographyDomenico Tintoretto was the son of Jacopo
Tintoretto. He was trained by his father and
began to assist him in his workshop at an early
age. Domenico was based in Venice, making only
short stays in Ferrara and Mantua. In 1576, at the
age of seventeen, he was admitted to the Venetian
painters’ guild. He began his career helping
his father with the paintings commissioned for
the Sala del Consiglio and Sala del Senato in
the Doges’ Palace in Venice. He later worked
independently at the palace, on the Sala dello
Scrutigno and the Sala del Maggior Consiglio.
Domenico received religious commissions, including
a Last Supper and Crucifixion (1583) for Sant’
Andrea della Zirada and a Marriage of the Virgin
for San Giorgio Maggiore. He was a renowned
portrait painter, his portraits including those of
Queen Margaret of Austria, consort of Philip III
of Spain, and members of the ruling families of
Mantua and Ferrara, together with doges, cardinals
and noblemen.
Work
Young Man with Ruff and Gloves
Portrait of a Man in Black
The Crucifixion
  • The Crucifixion

  • Pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white over traces of black chalk on greyish blue pape
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 35,7 x 25,5 cm
  • Artist: Giulio Benso, Italian, born 1592-10-30,
    Former attribution: Domenico Tintoretto, Italian, born 1560, dead 1635
  • NMH 1398/1863
Triumph of Venice
Triumph of David
Grieving Virgin
  • Grieving Virgin

  • Pen and brown ink on paper, brown wash
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 22,7 x 20,3 cm
  • Artist: Girolamo Pilotti, Italian, born 1597, dead 1649. Uncertain attribution to
    Former attribution: Domenico Tintoretto, Italian, born 1560, dead 1635
  • NMH 1401/1863
The Death of Virginia