Renaissance artist Titian died on this day in 1576. Although he was arguably the leading Venetian painter for much of the 16th century, few confirmed examples of his early drawings survive. This pen and ink drawing was probably made between 1515 and 1525. Its airy quality and varied pen strokes lead scholars to believe this is indeed a drawing by the young Titian. It depicts St Eustice or St Hubert in a landscape with a classical ruin in the background – it’s unclear which saint is shown as both are associated with the stag. Source: British Museum

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