A rich portrait of a titan of art

Titian: His Life by Sheila Hale. Harper Press, €37.80. Reviewed by Declan Long.

29th September, 2012
Over the course of his life, Titian became famous for paintings such as The Venus Of Urbino. Photo: Getty

Titian: His Life**

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If you read only one biography of Titian this year, it will almost certainly be by Sheila Hale. There is, after all, virtually no other choice: the last serious biography of this High Renaissance master appeared, somewhat unbelievably, in 1877.

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