Group portrait of the male members of the noble Venetian family in the act of worship on the steps of an altar bearing a reliquary in the form of a cross.
The Vendramin Family venerating a relic of the True Cross by Titian, 15431547
© National Gallery, London
- Oil on canvas
- 206 x 288 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £122,000)
- Acquired in:
- Duke of Northumberland
The three men are portrayed in gestures of reverance and meditation. The three boys to the left kneel but not in prayer, three others play with a small dog.
Gabriele Vendramin; Van Dyck; tenth Earl of Northumberland; Duke of Northumberland, moved to Alnwick Castle in the early 20th century.