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Major William Clunes, died 1829Major William Clunes, died 1829 Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1864 - 1932)Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1864 - 1932) Diana and ActaeonDiana and Actaeon St Peter PenitentSt Peter Penitent An Old Woman Cooking EggsAn Old Woman Cooking Eggs Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778) The Sacrament of PenanceThe Sacrament of Penance The StormThe Storm Diego Martelli (1839 - 1896)Diego Martelli (1839 - 1896) The Three Graces (Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia)The Three Graces (Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia)

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)

Diana and Actaeon

"I am so glad that the National Galleries of Scotland fought so hard to get this painting. For Scotland to have paintings of this quality and magnitude says much about our confidence and cultural ambitions. I believe we will reap huge rewards on many levels for this investment. Titian clearly adored the female form, something many of us today have forgotten how to do. Women are encouraged to starve, pummel and cut bits off our bodies to achieve an idealised shape which, as this painting so beautifully demonstrates, we were never meant to have. I love it!"

Elaine C Smith, actress

  • Credits Purchased jointly by the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Gallery, London, with contributions from The Scottish Government, the National Heritage Memorial Fund, The Monument Trust, the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation), Artemis Investment Management Ltd, Binks Trust, Mr Busson on behalf of EIM Group, Dunard Fund, The Fuserna Foundation, Gordon Getty, The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation, J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust, John Dodd, Northwood Charitable Trust, The Rothschild Foundation, Sir Siegmund Warburg’s Voluntary Settlement and through public appeal 2009
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 184.50 x 202.20 cm