To the Editors:

In my article on Titian [“From Heaven to Arcadia,” NYR, August 14], I describe the Ca’ Pesaro as the “palazzo that had once belonged to his patron Jacopo Pesaro.” The phrase should have read: “palazzo that had once belonged to the same family as his patron Jacopo Pesaro.” Sticklers may also want to note that, as is so often the case in Italian urban architecture, the Ca’ Pesaro is a seventeenth-century building standing on the site of three earlier palazzi. These palazzi likewise belonged to the Pesaro family, which acquired the first of them in 1558, a little over ten years after Jacopo’s death. Some readers have raised questions about Titian’s very small number of drawings; it is a subject I will return to in a forthcoming book, but here it is worth saying that the issues surrounding their authorship and attribution are notoriously difficult.

Ingrid Rowland
American Academy in Rome
Rome, Italy

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November 6, 2003