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image of Portrait of a Venetian Gentleman Giorgione and Titian
Giorgione (artist)
Venetian, 1477/1478 - 1510
Titian (artist)
Venetian, 1488/1490 - 1576
Portrait of a Venetian Gentleman, c. 1510
oil on canvas
overall: 76.2 x 63.5 cm (30 x 25 in.) framed: 108 x 93.7 x 8.6 cm (42 1/2 x 36 7/8 x 3 3/8 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1939.1.258
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From the Tour: Giorgione and the High Renaissance in Venice
Object 4 of 7

Provenance

Robert P. Nichols, London. William Graham [1817-1885], London; (his estate sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 2-3 and 8-10 April 1886, 5th day, no. 450, as Portrait of a Lawyer); (Colnaghi's, London and New York). Henry Doetsch, London; (his sale, Christie's, London, 22 June 1895, no. 48, as Licinio); Radel.[1] George Kemp, 1st baron Rochdale [d. 1945], Beechwood Hall, Rochdale, Lancashire, by 1897 until at least 1905; purchased 1917 or 1918 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris).[2] Henry Goldman [1857-1937], New York, 1920 until at least 1926.[3] (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 1937 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[4] gift 1939 to NGA.

[1] The buyer's name was kindly provided by Lynda McLeod, Librarian, Christie's Archives, London (see her e-mail of 28 March 2013 in NGA curatorial files); no identifying information has yet been found.

[2] Duveen Brothers Records, accession number 960015, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Los Angeles: reel 100, box 245, folder 12; copies in NGA curatorial files.

[3] According to Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America, New York, 1941: no. 153.

[4] According to Kress records in NGA curatorial files.

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