Textiles with woven patterns were used as canvas by Spanish, Italian and Portuguese artists in the XVI and XVII century. Handwoven reconstructions of these canvases are produced at Lab O.
Discover here which Old Master paintings are on a patterned canvas...
first research on Titians 'The Vendramin Family'
...a very first sketch I made, analyzing the textile of the canvas used by Titian for 'The Vendramin Family' The original infrared reflectogram mosaic is in Technical Bulletin no 36 from The National Gallery London. I will upload more details soon!