Titian. An oldie but a goodie
in my book. He was so respected in the 1500's that Emperor Charles V once
picked up a brush Titian had dropped--and royalty rarely stoops for anyone.
Titian was also the clever fellow who made it popular to paint on canvas
instead of wood panels.
"I've got a reproduction
of a Titian painting here in my drawer," I told Miss Featherduster.
"What do you say we compare it with your mystery painting?"
Titian's portrait of Jesus
I looked up at her. "After
comparing these two paintings," I told her, "I'd say that...
...you could be the proud
owner of a Titian."
...your painting is clearly
not by Titian."