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image of Cardinal Pietro Bembo Titian (artist)
Venetian, 1488/1490 - 1576
Cardinal Pietro Bembo, c. 1540
oil on canvas
overall: 94.5 x 76.5 cm (37 3/16 x 30 1/8 in.) framed: 124.6 x 106.7 x 11.4 cm (49 1/16 x 42 x 4 1/2 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1952.5.28
On View
From the Tour: Titian and the Late Renaissance in Venice
Object 1 of 7

1877Crowe, Joseph Archer, and Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle. Titian, His Life and Times. 2 vols. London, 1877: 1:417-419; 2:28-29.
1877Crowe, Joseph Archer, and Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle. Tiziano: la sua vita e i suoi tempi. 2 vols. Florence, 1877–1878: 1:496-497; 2:422.
1879Heath, Richard Ford. Titian. New York and London, 1879: 48, 91.
1884Burckhardt, Jacob. Der Cicerone: eine Anleitung zum Genuss der Kunstwerke Italiens. Band 2, 2: Mittelalter und Renaissance. Leipzig, 1884: 761.
1886Lafenestre, Georges. La vie et l’oeuvre de Titien. Paris, 1886: 185.
1890Morelli, Giovanni. Kunstkritische Studien über italienische Malerei: die Galerien Borghese und Doria Panfili in Rom. Leipzig, 1890: 406.
1897Morelli, Giovanni. Della pittura italiana, studi storico-critici: le Gallerie Borghese e Doria-Pamphi in Roma. Milan, 1897: 314-315.
1900Morelli, Giovanni. Italian Painters. Critical Studies of their Works: the Borghese and Doria-Pamfili Galleries in Rome. London, 1900: 309-310.
1904Fischel, Oskar. Tizian: Des Meisters Gemälde. Stuttgart [u.a.], 1904: no. 72.
1904Gronau, Georg. Titian. London, 1904: 126.
1905Lafenestre, Georges, and Eugène Richtenberger. La Peinture en Europe. Rome: les musées, les collections particulières, les palais. Paris, 1905: 157.
1907Moon, George Washington. The Long-lost Titian Portrait of Bembo: Private Secretary to Pope Leo the Tenth. Brighton, 1907: 7.
1909Lafenestre, Georges. La vie et l’oeuvre de Titien. Rev. ed. Paris, 1909: 164-165, 182.
1910Ricketts, Charles. Titian. London, 1910: 100.
1914Coggiola, Giulio. “Per l’iconografia di Pietro Bembo.” Atti del Reale Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti 74, pt. 2 (1914–1915): 484, 493.
1918Basch, Victor. Titien. Paris, 1918: 162.
1920Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition. Loans and Special Features. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1920: 8.
1928Venturi, Adolfo. Storia dell’arte italiana. Vol. 9, pt. 3, La pittura del Cinquecento. Milan, 1928: 142.
1932Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: A List of the Principal Artists and their Works with an Index of Places. Oxford, 1932: 573.
1933Suida, Wilhelm. Tizian. Zürich and Leipzig, 1933: 85, 111.
1936Suida, Wilhelm. “New Light on Titian’s Portraits, II.” The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs 68 (1936): 281.
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: 493.
1936Tietze, Hans. Tizian: Leben und Werk. 2 vols. Vienna, 1936: 1:133, 168, 304.
1950Tietze, Hans. Titian. The Paintings and Drawings. London, 1950: 337.
1951Einstein, Lewis. Looking at Italian Pictures in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1951: 88-90, repro.
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. 139.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 193, repro.
1960Valcanover, Francesco. Tutta la pittura di Tiziano. 2 vols. Milan, 1960: 1:71.
1960Dionisotti, Carlo. “Bembo, Pietro.” In Dizionario biografico degli italiani. Edited by Alberto Maria Ghisalberti. 82+ vols. Rome, 1960+: 8(1966):139.
1964Morassi, Antonio. Titian. Greenwich, CT, 1964: 38.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 130.
1965Garas, Klara. Italian Renaissance Portraits. Budapest, 1965: no. 14.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 117, repro.
1968Ballarin, Alessandro. “Pittura veneziana nei Musei di Budapest, Dresda, Praga e Varsavia.” Arte Veneta 22 (1968): 246-247.
1968Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 180-181, fig. 433.
1969Wethey, Harold. The Paintings of Titian. 3 vols. London, 1969-1975: 2(1971):26, 82, 83 cat. 15.
1969Matteoli, Anna. “La ritrattistica del Bronzino nel ‘Limbo.’” Commentari 20, no. 4 (1969): 304-305.
1969Pallucchini, Rodolfo. Tiziano. 2 vols. Florence, 1969: 1:100-101, 274.
1969Valcanover, Francesco. L’opera completa di Tiziano. Milan, 1969: 111.
1970Garas, Klara. “Die Bildnisse Pietro Bembos in Budapest.” Acta Historiae Artium 16 (1970): 63, 66 n. 22.
1972Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972: 203, 510, 646.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 346, repro.
1975Howard, Deborah. Jacopo Sansovino: Architecture and Patronage in Renaissance Venice. New Haven and London, 1975: 18-19.
1976Krsek, Ivo. Tizian. Prague, 1976: 65.
1977Tiziano, le lettere. Edited by Clemente Gandini from materials compiled by Celso Fabbro. Cadore, 1977: notes to pls. 24-25.
1979Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:482-483, II:pl. 343
1980Fasolo, Ugo. Titian. Florence, 1980: 41.
1982Alsop, Joseph. The Rare Art Traditions: The History of Art Collecting and Its Linked Phenomena Wherever These Have Appeared. Bollingen series 35, no. 27. New York, 1982: fig. 85.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 206, no. 247, color repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 397, repro.
1987Berenson, Bernard, and Isabella Stuart Gardner. The Letters of the Bernard Berenson and Isabella Stuart Gardner, 1887–1924, with Correspondence by Mary Berenson. Edited and Annotated by Rollin van Hadley. Boston, 1987: 386-389.
1987Wethey, Harold E. Titian and His Drawings, with Reference to Giorgione and Some Close Contemporaries. Princeton, 1987: 83 n. 80.
1987Burke, Peter. The Historical Anthropology of Early Modern Italy: Essays on Perception and Communication. Cambridge, 1987: 157-158.
1990Wood, Jeremy. “Van Dyck’s Cabinet de Titien: The Contents and Dispersal of His Collection.” The Burlington Magazine 132 (1990): 681.
1990Titian, Prince of Painters. Exh. cat. Palazzo Ducale, Venice; National Gallery of Art, Washington. Venice, 1990: 238.
1991Zapperi, Roberto. “Tiziano e i Farnese: Aspetti economici del rapporto di committenza.” Bolletino d’arte 76 (1991): 39, 43.
1991Morelli, Giovanni. Della pittura italiana, studi storico-critici: le Gallerie Borghese e Doria-Pamphi in Roma. Edited by Jaynie Anderson. Rev. ed. Milan, 1991: 325.
1996Burke, Peter. “Il ritratto veneziano del Cinquecento”. In Pittura nel Veneto. Il Cinquecento. Edited by Mauro Lucco. 3 vols. Milan, 1996-1999: 3(1999):1100.
1996Gasparotto, Davide. “La barba di Pietro Bembo.” Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Ser. 4, Quaderni 1–2 (1996): 192-193.
1996Mozzetti, Francesco. Tiziano: Ritratto di Pietro Aretino. Modena, 1996: 13.
1996Robertson, Clare. “Cardinal Pietro Bembo.” In The Dictionary of Art. Edited by Jane Turner. 34 vols. New York and London, 1996: 3:698.
1998Kaminsky, Marion. Titian. Cologne, 1998: 83.
1999Valcanover, Francesco. Tiziano: I suoi pennelli sempre partorirono espressioni di vita. Florence, 1999: 267.
1999Sarti, Maria Giovanna. “Muta predicatio: il San Giovanni Battista di Tiziano.” Venezia Cinquecento 9, no. 17 (1999): 17.
2001Pedrocco, Filippo. Titian: The Complete Paintings. New York, 2001: 50, 172.
2004Kidwell, Carol. Pietro Bembo: Lover, Linguist, Cardinal. Montreal, 2004: 391-392.
2005entili, Augusto. “Il gesto. L’abito, il monaco.” Studi Tizianeschi 3 (2005): 50-52.
2005Mancini, Matteo. “L’uso della copia del trivial pennello e l’attualità cronologica nella ritrattistica di Tiziano.” In Tizian versus Seisenegger: die Portraits Karls V. mit Hund. Ein Holbeinstreit. Edited by Sylvia Ferino-Pagden and Andreas Beyer. Turnhout, 2005: 138-142.
2006Titien: Le pouvoir en face. Exh. cat. Musée du Luxembourg, Paris. Milan, 2006: 172.
2006Carratù, Tullia. “La société contemporaine.” In Titien: Le pouvoir en face. Exh. cat. Musée du Luxembourg, Paris. Milan, 2006: 157-158.
2007Humfrey, Peter. Titian: The Complete Paintings. Ghent and New York, 2007: 177.
2007Romani, Vittoria. Tiziano e il tardo rinascimento a Venezia: Jacopo Bassano, Jacopo Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese. Florence, 2007: 53, 56, 114.
2008Trentini, Francesco. “Questioni di carattere: il gioco del ritratti tra Erasmo, Sperone e Tiziano.” Venezia Cinquecento 18, no. 35 (2008): 117-119.
2008Allen, Denise, with Peta Motture. Andrea Riccio: Renaissance Master of Bronze. Exh. cat. The Frick Collection, New York. London, 2008: 44, 45, fig. III.5.
2008Dal Pozzolo, Enrico Maria. Colori d’Amore. Parole, Gesti e Carezze nella Pitture Veneziana del Cinquecento. Treviso, 2008: 102, 181.
2008Pincus, Debra. “Giovanni Bellini’s Humanist Signature: Pietro Bembo, Aldus Manutius and Humanism in Early Sixteenth-Century Venice.” Artibus et Historiae no. 58 (2008): 98-99, 102.
2011Séris, Émilie. “La renaissance du nu antique à Venise: Pietro Bembo et le Titien.” International Journal of the Classical Tradition 18 (2011): 204 n. 16.
2011Biferali, Frabrizio. Tiziano: Il genio e il potere. Rome, 2011: 140.
2012Hale, Sheila. Titan: His Life. London, 2012: 118, 416.
2012Gentili, Augusto. Tiziano. Milan, 2012: 201-203.
2013Humfrey, Peter, ed. The Reception of Titian in Britain: From Reynolds to Ruskin. Turnhout, 2013: 16.
2013Villa, Giovanni C. F., ed. Tiziano. Exh. cat., Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome. Milan, 2013: 182-183.
2013Firpo, Massimo. “Il cardinale Pietro Bembo.” In Pietro Bembo e le arti. Edited by Guido Beltramini, Howard Burns and Davide Gasparotto. Venice, 2013: 24.
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: 475.
2013Beltramini, Guido, Davide Gasparotto, and Adolfo Tura, eds. Pietro Bembo e l’invenzione del Rinascimento. Exh. cat. Palazzo del Monte di Pietà, Padua. Venice, 2013: 368-369.
2013"Vasari and the National Gallery of Art." National Gallery of Art Bulletin 48 (Spring 2013): 20, repro.

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