This article accompanies the fable
"Titian red" refers to the red hair in Titian's paintings such as this one of Mary Magdalene, dated around 1532-33 in the
Palazzo Pitti, Florence. This pose was one he painted a number of times, as the examples below attest.
The red hair motif for Mary persisted. See Dante Gabriel Rossetti's and Frederick Sandys' versions here.