Titian’s La Sapienza

For the exhibition ‘Tizians Frauenbild’ (5 October 2021 – 16 January 2022) at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien, Factum Foundation carried out the recording of Titian’s La Sapienza (c. 1560) at the Biblioteca Marciana.

Tiziano Vecellio, La Sapienza, c. 1560, oil on canvas

The painting was recorded on June 16th in Venice using composite photography by Gabriel Scarpa, with the aim of producing a facsimile that was on display on the vaulted ceiling, during the time the original was in Wien for the exhibition. In 2022, the exhibition was also announced at Palazzo Reale, Milan (23 February – 5 June 2022).

Gabriel Scarpa recording the colour of Titian’s La Sapienza © Ferdinand Saumarez Smith for Factum Foundation

The facsimile in Factum’s workshop © Factum Foundation

The facsimile installed in the ceiling © courtesy of Biblioteca Marciana