Jacopo Tintoretto

1519 Born in Venice, the son of a cloth-dyer, hence his nickname.

1539 After working for a very short time in Titian’s workshop, Tintoretto is by this date working as an independent master.

1548 Produces St Mark Freeing the Slave for the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. This painting finally brings recognition in Venice for Tintoretto.

1551 Recorded as a member of the Accademia Pellegrina, a literary academy.

1564–88 Works on decorations for the meeting house of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, his masterwork.

1565 Becomes a member of the confraternity of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

1577 After two fires, in 1574 and 1577, damage the Doge’s Palace, Tintoretto is commissioned to contribute to the redecorations.

1580 Travels to Mantua regarding a commission for the Gonzaga family. This is his only recorded journey outside Venice.

1592 Again works on important commissions for the Doge’s Palace.

1594 Dies in Venice.



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Jacopo Tintoretto - Selected Works

1543 The Supper at Emmaus, Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts

1544 St George and the Dragon , St Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum

1545 The Conversion of Saul, Washington DC, National Gallery of Art

1546 Portrait of Jacopo Sansovino , Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi

1547 Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1547 Self Portrait, Philadelphia Museum of Art

1548 The Miracle of St Mark Freeing the Slave, Venice, Galleria dell’Accademia

1549 St Roch in the Hospital, Venice, Scuola Grande di San Rocco

1550 Portrait of a Genoese Nobleman, Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi

1551 Portrait of the Procurator Antonio Cappello, Venice, Galleria dell’Accademia

1551 Venus, Mars and Vulcan, Munich, Alte Pinakothek

1553 Lorenzo Soranzo, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

1554 The Birth of John the Baptist, St Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum

1550–55 The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Venice, Galleria dell’Accademia

c1555–56 Susanna and the Elders, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

c1556 Christ washing his Disciples’ Feet, London, National Gallery

1555–58 St George and the Dragon, London, National Gallery

1560 Christ Carried to the Tomb, Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland

1562 Moses Receiving the Tablets of the Law, Venice, Madonna dell’Orto

1562 The Last Judgement, Venice, Madonna dell’Orto

1565 Crucifixion, Venice, Scuola Grande di San Rocco

1567 Christ before Pilate , Venice, Scuola Grande di San Rocco

c1571–2 Sebastiano Venier, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

c1571–75 Saint Jerome, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

1575–80 Christ at the Sea of Galilee, Washington, National Gallery of Art

1578–81 Adoration of the Shepherds, Venice, Scuola Grande di San Rocco

1578–81 Ascension, Venice, Scuola Grande di San Rocco

1587 Flight into Egypt, Venice, Scuola Grande di San Rocco

1583–7 The Slaughter of the Innocents , Venice, Scuola Grande di San Rocco

c1585–90 Flagellation of Christ, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

1594 The Last Supper, Venice, S. Giorgio Maggiore

Jacopo Tintoretto - Featured Paintings

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