Titian

Isabella d’Este (1536)

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Titian has painted Isabella d’Este on a canvas with a pattern. The painting is located in The Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna

(photograph https://www.khm.at/objektdb/detail/1940/)

Weave draft of the pattern of the canvas. Reconstruction in progress.

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The same weave draft is seen in the canvas of Venus and Adonis but only in the warp draft ; the weft: the way the textile is woven, is different (compare lower right corners)

Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis NG34 (1540), a painting in The National Gallery in London, atributed to Titian workshop
National Gallery Technical Bulletin, Volume 36
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analyses of this image of the painting revealed that the pattern is woven on an M W threading and is therefore not an “unusual chevron twill weave or a wide herringbone but with little zigzag at the end of the ‘spine’ as published in the National Gallery Technical Bulletin Volume 36…

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weave draft of both canvases

I will soon weave a reconstruction of these canvases, the threadcount is the same for both so I can weave them on the same warp, reconstruction in progress.