1588 - 1648
Alessandro Varotari was called Padovanino after his birthplace, Padua. He probably trained under Damiano Mazza, who was a follower of Titian. Padovanino settled in Venice in 1614, where he was further influenced by Titian's work. He was summoned to Rome to copy Titian's 'Bacchanals', returning to Venice by 1620.
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN