An Undiscovered Titian (?) Found in Parish Church

March 2 2021

Image of An Undiscovered Titian (?) Found in Parish Church

Picture: BBC

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The BBC have published news that a undiscovered Last Supper by Titian (?) has been uncovered in a parish church in Ledbury, Herefordshire. The claims of this discovery have been made by the art historian Ronald Moore, who was approached by the church to undertake research into the work three years ago.

The painting was gifted to St Michael and All Angels in 1909 and has been undergoing conservation in recent months. Another article by the Daily Mail suggests that the painting was acquired by the collector John Skippe from a Venetian convent in the eighteenth century.

Amongst the most interesting pieces of evidence is a faded signature which has been compared to Titian's:

Crucially, the article doesn't contain any information whether Moore's attribution has been supported by any Titian scholar.

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