Balbi Holy Conversation
|Balbi Holy Conversation|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||137 cm × 184 cm (54 in × 72 in)|
|Location||Fondazione Magnani-Rocca, Traversetolo|
Balbi Holy Conversation (Italian: Sacra conversazione, also known as Titian Madonna and Child with Sts Catherine and Dominic and a Donor) is an oil painting by the Italian late Renaissance painter Titian, dated to around 1513, and now held at the Fondazione Magnani-Rocca in Traversetolo, near Parma, northern Italy.
The work was originally part of marquess Balbi's collection at Genoa, hence the name. It is a work from the artist's youth, set in an open landscape, with some Giorgione influences but already some personal elements, such as the asymmetrical composition and the full figures.
- Valcanover, Francesco (1969). L'opera completa di Tiziano (in Italian). Milan: Rizzoli.
- Page at museum website (in Italian)