The Vendramin Family venerating a relic of the True Cross by Titian

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.


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.

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