The Bacchanal of the Andrians oil painting by Titian at the age of 35

made out of oil paint and canvas from 1523 to 1526

175 x 193 cms (683/4 x 753/4 ins)

Museo del Prado Madrid, Spain, Europe

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1523

The Genoese enter into negotiations for a colossal statue of Andrea Doria, which they desired to obtain from the hand of Michelangelo. Its execution must have been seriously contemplated, for the Senate of Genoa banked 300 ducats for the purpose.
Cardinal Grimani, who was a famous collector of art-objects, wrote Michelangelo begging for some specimen of his craft. Grimani left it open to him "to choose material and subject; painting, bronze, or marble, according to his fancy." Michelangelo must have promised to fulfill the commission, for we have a letter from Grimani thanking him effusively. He ofers to pay fifty ducats at the commencement of the work, and what Michelangelo thinks fit to demand at its conclusion: "for such is the excellence of your ability, that we shall take no thought of money-value." Grimani was Patriarch of Aquileja.

January 14

Benvenuto Cellini is sentenced to pay 12 _staia_ of flour for relations with a boy named Domenico di ser Giuliano da Ripa.

September 23

Cardinal Giulio de' Medici is made Pope, taking the name of Clement VII.

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Andrea Doria admiral, condottiero
Benvenuto Cellini sculptor, goldsmith, draughtstman, flautist, soldier, writer, poet
Michelangelo military engineer, sculptor, painter, architect, poet

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