• NameDomenico Tintoretto
  • Sexmale
  • Nationality/DatesItalian, born 1560, dead 1635
BiographyDomenico Tintoretto was the son of Jacopo
Tintoretto. He was trained by his father and
began to assist him in his workshop at an early
age. Domenico was based in Venice, making only
short stays in Ferrara and Mantua. In 1576, at the
age of seventeen, he was admitted to the Venetian
painters’ guild. He began his career helping
his father with the paintings commissioned for
the Sala del Consiglio and Sala del Senato in
the Doges’ Palace in Venice. He later worked
independently at the palace, on the Sala dello
Scrutigno and the Sala del Maggior Consiglio.
Domenico received religious commissions, including
a Last Supper and Crucifixion (1583) for Sant’
Andrea della Zirada and a Marriage of the Virgin
for San Giorgio Maggiore. He was a renowned
portrait painter, his portraits including those of
Queen Margaret of Austria, consort of Philip III
of Spain, and members of the ruling families of
Mantua and Ferrara, together with doges, cardinals
and noblemen.
Work
Young Man with Ruff and Gloves
Portrait of a Man in Black
The Crucifixion
Triumph of Venice
Triumph of David
Grieving Virgin
The Death of Virginia