Titian and His Mistress (Allegory on Life and Death)

Anthony van Dyck, Flemish, 1599 - 1641
after Titian, Italian, about 1488 - 1576


not dated

Etching on laid paper

Plate: 11 5/8 × 9 1/8 in. (29.5 × 23.2 cm)

Sheet: 13 1/2 × 10 1/4 in. (34.3 × 26 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift in memory of Mrs. Harvey Fisk by her children



Place Made: Belgium, Europe



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Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, lower center: Ecco il belverder! / o che felice sorte! / Che la fruttifera frutto in ventre prote. / Ma ch'ella porte, o me! vita et morte piano / Demonstra l'arte del magno Titiano./ Al molot iullstre, magnifico et offeruandis.mo Sir.r il SIG.R LUCA VAN UFFEL,in segno d'affectione et inclinatione/amoreuole, como Patrone et singularis.mo amico suo dedicato il vero ritratto del unico Titiano Ant. van Dyck; lower left: Titian Inventor Cu Privileo Regis; lower right: A. Boninfant excu.

Course History

FRIT 34, Sex and Gender in the Italian Renaissance, Courtney Quaintance, Spring 2015

ITAL 7, Women in Renaissance Venice, Courtney Quaintance, Spring 2015

Exhibition History

17th and 18th Century Prints, Art 46 Northern Baroque, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 13-April 23, 1978.

The Art of Spectatorship: A History of Viewing from the Renaissance to the Present Day, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 19-April 6, 2008.


Elizabeth Richmond Fisk (1885-1966) [Mrs. Harvey Edward Fisk], Woodstock, Vermont; to her children, Elizabeth Fisk Tyler (1912-1978), Margaretta Fisk Paine (1915-1952); Ursula Fisk Clough (1917-1989), and Anne Fisk Howe (1921-2001), 1966; given to present collection, 1974.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hollstein, vol. VI, no. 21.

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