National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Doge Andrea Gritti Titian (artist)
Venetian, 1488/1490 - 1576
Doge Andrea Gritti, 1546/1548
oil on canvas
overall: 133.6 x 103.2 cm (52 5/8 x 40 5/8 in.) framed: 160.2 x 128.9 x 9.5 cm (63 1/16 x 50 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
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From the Tour: Titian and the Late Renaissance in Venice
Object 3 of 7


Anonymous collection, Italy; acquired 1626 by Charles I, King of England [d. 1649]; (Charles I [Commonwealth] sale, Somerset House, London, 23 October 1651); purchased by the Syndicate of the Twelfth Dividend, organized by John Jackson, lawyer. Wenzel Anton, Prince von Kaunitz-Rietburg [d. 1794]; by inheritance to Wenzel Alois, Prinz Kaunitz; (Kaunitz sale, Vienna, 13 March 1820, no. 178); purchased by Count Johann Rudolf Czernin von Chudenitz [1757-1845], Vienna; by inheritance through the family of the Counts Czernin, Vienna; Count Eugen Czernin von Chudenitz [1892-1955], Vienna, as of 1933; on commission January 1954 from Willy Haene, lawyer for Czernin, with (M. Knoedler & Co., New York); sold 1954 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[1] gift 1961 to NGA.

[1] Knoedler commission book no. 5A, no CA4519 and sales book no. 17, p. 50, M. Knoedler & Co. Records, Getty Research Institute (copies NGA curatorial files). Knoedler's bill of sale for the painting is dated 2 February 1954, and payment was made in two installments in March and June of the same year (copy, with annotations, in NGA curatorial files).

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