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Inscription

lower center on parapet: VVO

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Provenance

Robert P. Nichols, London. William Graham [1817-1885], London; (his estate sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 2-3 and 8-10 April 1886, 5th day, no. 450, as Portrait of a Lawyer); (Colnaghi's, London and New York). Henry Doetsch, London; (his sale, Christie's, London, 22 June 1895, no. 48, as Licinio); Radel.[1] George Kemp, 1st baron Rochdale [d. 1945], Beechwood Hall, Rochdale, Lancashire, by 1897 until at least 1905; purchased 1917 or 1918 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris).[2] Henry Goldman [1857-1937], New York, 1920 until at least 1926.[3] (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 1937 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[4] gift 1939 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1905
Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1905.
1920
Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1920, unnumbered catalogue.
1924
Loan Exhibition of Important Early Italian Paintings in the Possession of Notable American Collectors, Duveen Brothers, New York, 1924, no. 44, as by Titian (no. 47, as Portrait ofa Merchant in illustrated 1926 version of catalogue).
1993
Le Siècle de Titien: L'âge d'or de la peinture à Venise, Galeries du Grand Palais, Paris, 1993, no. 41, fig. 5, 375-379, repro. 56, as Portrait d'homme by Titian.
2006
Tiziano e il Ritratto di Corte da Raffaello ai Carracci, Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples, 2006, no. 2, repro.
2009
Tullio Lombardo and Venetian High Renaissance Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2009, not in catalogue.

Bibliography

1935
Tietze, Hans. Meisterwerke europäischer Malerei in Amerika. Vienna, 1935: 85, repro. (English ed., Masterpieces of European Painting in America. New York, 1939: 85, repro.).
1941
Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941: no. 153, repro., as by Titian.
1941
_Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 79-80, 198, no. 369.
1942
_Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 247, repro. 114.
1944
Frankfurter, Alfred M. The Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1944: 47, repro.
1945
_Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 100, repro.
1951
Einstein, Lewis. Looking at Italian Pictures in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1951: 88-89, repro.
1952
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Great Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1952: 58, color repro.
1956
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1956: 26, repro.
1959
_Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 157, repro.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 307, repro.
1965
_Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 58.
1966
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 1:162, color repro.
1968
_European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 50, repro.
1968
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 178-179, fig. 426.
1975
_European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 154, repro.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:213-216, II:pl. 146, as Attributed to Giorgione and Titian.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 199, no. 238, color repro.
1985
_European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 176, repro.
1990
_Tiziano [NGA title: Titian: Prince of Painters] Exh. cat. Palazzo Ducale, Venice; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1990-1991: 73-74, repro.
1993
Freedberg, S. J. "The Attribution of the Allendale Nativity." Studies in the History of Art 45 (1993): 69, repro. no. 31.
1993
Steinberg, Arthur. "Blurred Boundaries, Opulent Nature, and Sensuous Flesh: Changing Technological Styles in Venetian Painting, 1480-1520." Studies in the History of Art 45 (1993): 215.
1997
Anderson, Jaynie. Giorgione: The Painter of "Poetic Beauty". New York, 1997: 345, repro.
2007
_Gustave Courbet Exh. cat., Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Musée Fabre, Montpellier, 2007:under no. 1

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