National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Christ at the Sea of Galilee Jacopo Tintoretto (artist)
Venetian, 1518 - 1594
Christ at the Sea of Galilee, c. 1575/1580
oil on canvas
overall: 117.1 x 169.2 cm (46 1/8 x 66 5/8 in.) framed: 155.3 x 207 cm (61 1/8 x 81 1/2 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1952.5.27
Not on View
From the Tour: The Emergence of New Genres
Object 6 of 6

Provenance

Count Joseph Gallotti.[1] (Durlacher Brothers, New York).[2] Arthur Sachs [1880-1975], New York, by 1925;[3] sold March 1943 through (Jacques Seligmann & Co., New York) and (Moses & Singer, New York) to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[4] gift 1952 to NGA.

[1] This name appears on an undated prospectus for the painting in NGA curatorial files. The painting was not in the Gallotti sale at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, on 28 June 1905.

[2] There is no record of this painting in the extant Durlacher stockbooks at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

[3] Tancred Borenius, "A Seascape by Tintoretto, Apollo 2 (July-December 1925): 249.

[4] The painting is recorded as being with the dealer Jacques Seligman in New York by Shapley 1973, 53, and in Germain Seligman, Merchants of Art: 1880-1960, Eighty Years of Professional Collecting, New York, 1961: pl. 87. According to Seligmann files, the firm did not own the picture but acted for Sachs in its sale. (Seligmann Papers, Archives of American Art, Series 2.1, Collectors Files, Box 204, folder 1, copy NGA curatorial files)

The bill of sale to the Kress Foundation for two paintings, dated 25 March 1943 and including Tintoretto's "Christ on Lake of Galilee," is on Moses & Singer letterhead and indicates that the sale is from "Mr. Arthur Sachs c/o Moses & Singer" (copy in NGA curatorial files).

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