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Author FitzRoy, Charles, 1957- author.

Title The rape of Europa : the intriguing history of Titian's masterpiece / Charles FitzRoy.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Continuum, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    759.5 TITIAN FIT    Available
Description x, 210 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "'The Rape of Europa' is one of Titian's great masterpieces, a work charged with eroticism and classical mystique behind which lies a tale as compelling as the painting itself. Here Charles FitzRoy weaves a unique account of its history and the painting's movement following the rise and fall of the countries in which it has been housed. The story ranges from its place at the court of King Philip II of Spain, through French revolution and English intrigue, to its final move to America, engineered by the brilliant but devious art historian Bernard Berenson. This is the tale of how Titian's masterpiece has captivated kings, nobles, artists, and lovers alike for over four centuries since its conception and continues to do so today."--Publisher's website.
Contents Introduction -- Titian -- Philip II as ruler and patron of the arts -- The myth of Europa -- The Spanish Habsburgs and the Alcázar in Madrid -- The Dukes of Orléans and the Palais-Royal in Paris -- The taste for Titian in nineteenth-century Britain -- Isabella Stewart Gardner, Bernard Berenson and the creation of her museum.
Subject Titian, approximately 1488-1576. Rape of Europa.
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