National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Ranuccio Farnese Titian (artist)
Venetian, 1488/1490 - 1576
Ranuccio Farnese, 1542
oil on canvas
overall: 89.7 x 73.6 cm (35 5/16 x 29 in.) framed: 123.83 × 108.9 × 9.53 cm (48 3/4 × 42 7/8 × 3 3/4 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1952.2.11
On View
From the Tour: Titian and the Late Renaissance in Venice
Object 2 of 7

1725Descrizione per Alfabetto di cento Quadri de’ più famosi, e dipinti da i più insigni pittori del modo, che si osservano nella Galleria Farnese di Parma... Parma[?], 1725: 46.
1769La Lande, Jérôme de. Voyage d’un français en Italie fait dans les années 1765 et 1766. 8 vols. Paris, 1769: 6:174.
1788Sigismondo, Giuseppe. Descrizione della città di Napoli e suoi borghi. 3 vols. Naples, 1788-1789: 3(1789):48.
1864Ronchini, Amadeo. “Delle relazioni di Tiziano coi Farnesi.” Atti e Memorie delle RR Deputazioni di Storia Patria per le Provincie Modenesi e Parmensi 2 (1864):129-130, 145.
1870Campori, Giuseppe. Raccolta di Cataloghi ed Inventarii Inediti. Modena, 1870: 239.
1877Crowe, Joseph Archer, and Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle. Titian, His Life and Times. 2 vols. London, 1877: 2:75-79.
1885Robinson, John Charles. “The Gallery of Pictures of Old Masters, formed by Francis Cook, Esq., of Richmond.” The Art Journal (1885): 134, 136.
1902Cust, Lionel. A Description of the Sketch-book by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. London, 1902: 22-23.
1902Filangieri di Candida, A. “La galleria nazionale di Napoli.” Le Gallerie Nazionali Italiane 5 (1902): 216, 229, 269, 275.
1903Cook, Francis. Abridged Catalogue of the Pictures at Doughty House, Richmond, Belonging to Sir Frederick Cook, Bart., M.P., Visconde de Monserrate. London, 1903: 20.
1904Gronau, Georg. Titian. London, 1904: 133.
1905Reinach, Salomon. Répertoire de peintures du moyen âge et de la Renaissance (1280-1580). 6 vols. Paris, 1905-1923: 6(1923):245.
1905Cook, Herbert. “La collection de Sir Frederick Cook, Visconde de Monserrate.” Les Arts no. 44 (August 1905): 5-6.
1906Gronau, Georg. “Zwei Tizianische Bildnisse der Berliner Galerie.” Jahrbuch der Königlich Preussischen Kunstsammlungen 27 (1906): 3-7.
1907Fischel, Oskar. Tizian: Des Meisters Gemälde. 3rd ed. Stuttgart and Leipzig, 1907: 99, 236.
1910Ricketts, Charles. Titian. London, 1910: 107 n. 1.
1913Borenius, Tancred. A Catalogue of the Paintings at Doughty House, Richmond, and elsewhere in the Collection of Sir Frederick Cook Bt. Italian Schools. Vol. I, Pt. 2. Edited by Herbert Cook. London, 1913: 170.
1921Mayer, August L. “Fulvio Orsini, ein Gönner des jungen Greco.” Zeitschrift für Bildende Kunst 32 (1921): 119.
1930Waterhouse, Ellis K. "El Greco's Italian Period." Art Studies 8 (1930): 70-71, 85.
1932Brockwell, Maurice W. Abridged Catalogue of the Pictures at Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey, in the Collection of Sir Herbert Cook. London, 1932: 68-69.
1932Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: A List of the Principal Artists and their Works with an Index of Places. Oxford, 1932: 574.
1933Suida, Wilhelm. Tizian. Zürich and Leipzig, 1933: 89-90, 103, 165.
1936Tietze, Hans. Tizian: Leben und Werk. 2 vols. Vienna, 1936: 1:174, 307.
1936Berenson, Bernard. Pitture italiane del rinascimento: catalogo dei principali artisti e delle loro opere con un indice dei luoghi. Translated by Emilio Cecchi. Milan, 1936: 494.
1939Kelly, Francis M. “Note on an Italian Portrait at Doughty House.” The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs 75 (August 1939): 75-77.
1940Adriani, Gert. Anton Van Dyck, Italienisches Skizzenbuch. Vienna, 1940: 69.
1944Pallucchini, Rodolfo. La pittura veneziana del Cinquecento. 2 vols. Novara, 1944: 1:xxii.
1950Tietze, Hans. Titian. The Paintings and Drawings. London, 1950: 39, 391.
1951King, Marian. Portfolio Number 3. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: no. 3, color repro.
1951Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1945-1951. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 114, no. 47, repro.
1952Suida, Wilhelm. “Miscellanea Tizianesca.” Arte Veneta 6 (1952): 38-40.
1953Pallucchini, Rodolfo. Tiziano. Lezioni di storia dell’arte. 2 vols. Bologna, 1953-1954: 1:209, 212; 2:11, 16.
1955Dell’Acqua, Gian Alberto. Tiziano. Milan, 1955: 123.
1957Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Venetian School. 2 vols. London, 1957: 1:192.
1959Morassi, Antonio. “Titian.” In Encyclopedia of World Art. 17+ vols. London, 1959+, 14(1967): col. 143.
1959Kress 1957, 191, repro.
1959Shapley, Fern Rusk. Early Italian Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1959 (Booklet Number Three in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): pl. 75
1960Fragnito, Gigliola. “Ranuccio Franese.” In Dizionario biografico degli italiani. Edited by Alberto Maria Ghisalberti. 82+ vols. Rome, 1960+: 45(1995):150.
1960Valcanover, Francesco. Tutta la pittura di Tiziano. 2 vols. Milan, 1960: 1:73.
1961Seymour 1961 (Kress), 120, repro. pl. 113, 115
1962Neugass, Fritz. "Die Auflösung der Sammlung Kress." Die Weltkunst 32 (1 January, 1962): 4.
1962Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Treasures from the National Gallery of Art, New York, 1962: 32, color repro.
1962Wethey, Harold E. El Greco and His School. 2 vols. Princeton, 1962: 2:202.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 307, repro.
1964Morassi, Antonio. Titian. Greenwich, CT, 1964: 38.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 130.
1966Pope-Hennessy, John. The Portrait in the Renaissance. London and New York, 1966: 279-280, 326.
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 1:178-179, color repro.
1967Fabbro, Celso. “Tiziano, i Farnese e l’abbazia di San Pietro in Colle nel Cenedese.” Archivio Storico di Belluno, Feltre e Cadore 38 (1967): 3.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 116, repro.
1968Ballarin, Alessandro. “Pittura veneziana nei Musei di Budapest, Dresda, Praga e Varsavia.” Arte Veneta 22 (1968): 247.
1968Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 182-183, fig. 428-429.
1969Valcanover, Francesco. L’opera completa di Tiziano. Milan, 1969: 112-113.
1969Pallucchini, Rodolfo. Tiziano. 2 vols. Florence, 1969: 1:99, 107, 277.
1969Matteoli, Anna. “La ritrattistica del Bronzino nel ‘Limbo.’” Commentari 20, no. 4 (1969): 303-304.
1969Wethey, Harold. The Paintings of Titian. 3 vols. London, 1969-1975: 2(1971):28, 98-99.
1972Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972: 203, 513, 647.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 346, repro.
1976Gallego, Julian. “El retrato en Tiziano.” Goya 135 (1976): 171.
1976Pozza, Neri. Tiziano. Milan, 1976: 251.
1976Rizzati, Maria Luisa. Tiziano. Milan, 1976: 93.
1976Krsek, Ivo. Tizian. Prague, 1976: 65.
1977Pallucchini, Rodolfo. Profilo di Tiziano. Florence, 1977: 39.
1978Rosand, David. Titian. New York, 1978: 114.
1979Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:483-485, II:pl. 344
1980Meller, Peter. “Il lessico ritrattistico di Tiziano.” In Tiziano e Venezia: Convegno internazionale di studi (1976). Vicenza, 1980: 332.
1980Pallucchini, Rodolfo. “Tiziano e la problematica del Manierismo.” In Tiziano e Venezia: Convegno internazionale di studi (1976). Vicenza, 1980: 401.
1983Ramsden, E. H. “Come, take this Lute”: A Quest for Identities in Italian Renaissance Portraiture. Salisbury, 1983: 64, 193.
1983Martineau, Jane, and Charles Hope. The Genius of Venice, 1500-1600. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1983: 225.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 206, no. 248, color repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 396, repro.
1986Gemäldegalerie Berlin: Gesamtverzeichnis der Gemälde. London, 1986: 75.
1987Bertini, Giuseppe. La Galleria del Duca di Parma. Storia di una Collezione. Bologna, 1987: 41, 57, 62, 89.
1987Wethey, Harold E. Titian and His Drawings, with Reference to Giorgione and Some Close Contemporaries. Princeton, 1987: 83 n.80, 98 n.80.
1989Freedman, Luba. “Titian’s Portrait of Clarissa Strozzi: The State Portrait of a Child.” Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen 39 (1989): 177.
1990Titian, Prince of Painters. Exh. cat. Palazzo Ducale, Venice; National Gallery of Art, Washington. Venice, 1990: 244.
1990Campbell, Lorne. Renaissance Portraits: European Portrait-Painting in the 14th, 15th, and 16th Centuries. New Haven, 1990: 178-179, 181, color fig. 194,195.
1990Zapperi, Roberto. Tiziano, Paolo III e i suoi nipoti: Nepotismo e ritratto di stato. Turin, 1990: 27.
1991Zapperi, Roberto. “Tiziano e i Farnese: Aspetti economici del rapporto di committenza.” Bolletino d’arte 76 (1991): 39.
1992Robertson, Clare. Il Gran Cardinale: Alessandro Farnese, Patron of the Arts. New Haven and London, 1992: 69-70.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 101, repro.
1993Oberhuber, Konrad. “La mostra di Tiziano a Venezia.” Arte Veneta 44 (1993): 79.
1994Jestaz, Bertrand, ed. L’Inventaire du Palais et des Propriétés Farnèse à Rome en 1644, Vol. 3, Pt. 3: Le Palais Farnèse. Rome, 1994: 171.
1994Jaffe, Michael. "On Some Portraits Painted by Van Dyck in Italy, Mainly in Genoa." Studies in the History of Art 46 (1994): 141-142.
1995Tuohy, Thomas. “The Farnese: What a Family.” Apollo 142, no. 403 (September 1995): 64.
1995Fornari Schianchi, Lucia, and Nicola Spinosa, eds. I Farnese: Arte e collezionismo. Exh. cat. Palazzo Ducale, Colorno; Galleria Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples; Haus der Kunst, Munich. Milan, 1995: 203-206.
1998Kaminsky, Marion. Titian. Cologne, 1998: 76-77.
1999Valcanover, Francesco. Tiziano: I suoi pennelli sempre partorirono espressioni di vita. Florence, 1999: 43, 267.
1999Cole, Bruce. Titian and Venetian Painting, 1450-1590. Boulder, 1999: 110-112.
2001Pedrocco, Filippo. Titian: The Complete Paintings. New York, 2001: 50, 179.
2003Fletcher, Jennifer. “Titian as a Painter of Portraits.” In Titian. Edited by David Jaffé. Exh. cat. The National Gallery, London, 2003: 39-40.
2003Falomir, Miguel, ed. Tiziano. Exh. cat. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2003: 192, 370-371.
2003Jaffé, David, ed. Titian. Exh. cat. The National Gallery, London, 2003: 136.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 102-103, no. 78, color repro.
2004Danziger, Elon. The Cook Collection: Its Founder and Its Inheritors." The Burlington Magazine 146, no. 1216 (July 2004): 457.
2006Zapperi, Roberto. “Tiziano e i Farnese.” In Tiziano e il ritratto di corte da Raffaello ai Carracci. Edited by Nicola Spinosa. Exh. cat. Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, 2006: 51.
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2006Wolf, Norbert. Tizian. Munich, 2006: 67.
2007Humfrey, Peter. Titian. London, 2007: 138.
2007Humfrey, Peter. Titian: The Complete Paintings. Ghent and New York, 2007: 187.
2007Romani, Vittoria. Tiziano e il tardo rinascimento a Venezia: Jacopo Bassano, Jacopo Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese. Florence, 2007: 114, 135.
2008Fletcher, Jennifer. “El retrato renacentista: Funciones, usos y exhibición.” In El retrato del Renacimiento. Edited by Miguel Falomir. Exh cat. Museo del Nacional Prado, Madrid, 2008: 76.
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2009Ilchman, Frederick, et al. Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice. Exh. cat. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Musée du Louvre, Paris. Boston, 2009: 216-219.
2011Biferali, Frabrizio. Tiziano: Il genio e il potere. Rome, 2011: 161.
2012Gentili, Augusto. Tiziano. Milan, 2012: 210-212.
2012Hale, Sheila. Titan: His Life. London, 2012: 437.
2013Avery-Quash, Susanna. “Titian at the National Gallery, London: An Unchanging Reputation?” In The Reception of Titian in Britain: From Reynolds to Ruskin. Edited by Peter Humfrey. Turnhout, 2013: 224.
2013Marinelli, Sergio. “Pietro Bembo nella storia della pittura.” In Pietro Bembo e le arti. Edited by Guido Beltramini, Howard Burns and Davide Gasparotto. Venice, 2013: 476-477.
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2014Bouvrande, Isabelle. Le Coloris Vénitien à la Renaissance. Autour de Titien. Paris, 2014: 167-169.
2015Lacourture, Fabien. “’You Will Be a Man, My Son’: Signs of Masculinity and Virility in Italian Renaissance Paintings of Boys.” In The Early Modern Child in Art and History. Edited by Matthew Knox Averett. The Body, Gender and Culture 18. Oxford and New York, 2015: 108-110, fig. 6.5.

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