National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Saint John the Evangelist on Patmos Titian (artist)
Venetian, 1488/1490 - 1576
Saint John the Evangelist on Patmos, c. 1547
oil on canvas
overall: 237.6 x 263 cm (93 9/16 x 103 9/16 in.) framed: 265.5 x 290.9 x 10.7 cm (104 1/2 x 114 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
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From the Tour: Titian and the Late Renaissance in Venice
Object 7 of 7


Commissioned by the Scuola di San Giovanni Evangelista, Venice; Scuola confiscated by the State in 1806; Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice; by exchange 1818 with Barbini, Turin. Count d'Arache, Turin, by 1885. (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence); sold 1954 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[1] gift 1957 to NGA.

[1] On 7 June 1954 the Kress Foundation made an offer to Contini-Bonacossi for sixteen paintings, including the NGA painting which was listed as St. John the Evangelist (Ceiling) by Titian. In a draft of one of the documents prepared for the Count's signature in connection with the offer this painting is described as one "which came from my personal collection in Florence." The Count accepted the offer on 30 June 1954; the final payment for the purchase was ultimately made in early 1957, after the Count's death in 1955. (See copies of correspondence in NGA curatorial files.)

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