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Provenance

Mr. Jarvis [probably Charles Jervas (1675?-1739)]; (sale, London, 11 March 1739, day 8, no. 543); purchased by Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham [d. 1749], Stowe House, Buckingham; by inheritance to his sister Hester Temple Grenville, 1st Countess Temple [d. 1752], Stowe House; by inheritance to Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple [d. 1779], Stowe House; by inheritance to George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham [d. 1813], London and Stowe House; by inheritance to Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Chandos [d.1839], London, Stowe Park, and Avington Park; by inheritance to Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos [d. 1861], (Buckingham and Chandos sale, Christie's at Stowe House, 15 September 1848, no. 422); purchased by Peter Norton, London, who apparently sold back to the Buckingham and Chandros family; Richard Plantagenet Campbell Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos [d. 1889], Stowe House; probably by inheritance to his daughter, Mary, 11th Baroness Kinloss [d. 1944], Stowe House and Scotland; (Kinloss sale, at Stowe House, 5 July 1921, no. 1697, apparantly bought in by family); probably by inheritance to her daughter, the Hon. Mrs. Close Smith, née Caroline Mary Elizabeth Grenville, Boycott Manor, Buckinghamshire, by 1944. (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi [1878-1955], Florence and Rome); sold 1950 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1979
Paintings of Italian Masters from the Collections of U.S.A. Museums, State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad; Pushkin Museum, Moscow; The Kiev Museum of Western and Eastern Art, 1979 (organized by the Armand Hammer Foundation, Los Angeles).
1995
Tiziano Vecellio: Amor Sacro e Amor Profano, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 1995, no. 146, repro.
Bibliography
1740
A Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures, Prints and Drawings late of Charles Jarvis, Esq. London, 1740: 8th day's sale.
1763
Stowe: A Description of the House and Gardens. London, 1763: 11.
1848
Forster, Henry Rumsey. The Stowe Catalogue. London, 1848: no. 422.
1921
Catalogue of the Ducal Estate of Stowe, near Buckingham. Northhampton, 1921: 193, no. 1697.
1951
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1945-1951. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 116, no. 48, repro.
1952
Suida, Wilhelm. “Miscellanea Tizianesca.” Arte Veneta 6 (1952): 36-38.
1953
Pallucchini, Rodolfo. Tiziano. Lezioni di storia dell’arte. 2 vols. Bologna, 1953-1954: 2:113-115.
1955
Della Pergola, Paola. Galleria Borghese: I dipinti. 2 vols. Rome, 1955-1959: 1(1955):132.
1958
Tervarent, Guy de. Attributs et symboles dans l'art profane, 1450-1600. 2 vols. Geneva, 1958-1964: 1(1958):63.
1959
Morassi, Antonio. “Titian.” In Encyclopedia of World Art. 17+ vols. London, 1959+,
14(1967): col. 150.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 195, repro.
1960
Valcanover, Francesco. Tutta la pittura di Tiziano. 2 vols. Milan, 1960: 2:71.
1961
Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection. Chicago, 1961: 307.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 130.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 116, repro.
1968
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 188-189, fig. 434.
1969
Pallucchini, Rodolfo. Tiziano. 2 vols. Florence, 1969: 1:169-170, 180, 310.
1969
Valcanover, Francesco. L’opera completa di Tiziano. Milan, 1969: no. 410.
1969
Wethey, Harold. The Paintings of Titian. 3 vols. London, 1969-1975: 3(1975):85-86, 207-208.
1969
Zeri, Federico. "Review of Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. Italian Schools XV-XVI Century by Fern Rusk Shapley." The Burlington Magazine 111 (1969): 456.
1972
Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972: 203, 470, 476, 647.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 346, repro.
1977
Pallucchini, Rodolfo. Profilo di Tiziano. Florence, 1977: 55.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:503-506, II:pl. 353, as Follower of Titian.
1980
Fasolo, Ugo. Titian. Florence, 1980: 78.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 396, repro.
1990
Titian, Prince of Painters. Exh. cat. Palazzo Ducale, Venice; National Gallery of Art,
Washington. Venice, 1990: 346.
1993
Le Siècle de Titien. L’Âge d’Or de la Peinture à Venise. Exh. cat. Grand Palais, Paris, 1993: 619.
1993
Lloyd, Christopher. Italian Paintings before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago. Princeton, 1993: 251.
1995
Bernardini, Maria Grazia, ed. Tiziano: Amor sacro e amor profane. Exh. cat. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome. Milan, 1995: 433.
1997
Goffen, Rona. Titian's Women. New Haven and London, 1997: no. 85, repro.
2003
Falomir, Miguel, ed. Tiziano. Exh. cat. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2003: 265, 402.
2007
Ferino-Pagden, Sylvia, ed. Der späte Tizian und die Sinnlichkeit der Malerei. Exh. cat. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice. Vienna, 2007: 249.
2007
Humfrey, Peter. Titian: The Complete Paintings. Ghent and New York, 2007: 341.
2008
Bayer, Andrea, ed. Art and Love in Renaissance Italy. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. New Haven and London, 2008: 331.
2008
Wald, Robert. "Titian Vienna Danaë. Observations on Execution and Replication in Titian’s Studio.” In Late Titian and the Sensuality of Painting. Edited by Sylvia Ferino-Pagden. Exh. cat. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, 2008: 133 n. 48.
2009
Ilchman, Frederick, with contributions by Linda Borean et al. Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice. Exh. cat. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Musée du Louvre, Paris. Farnham, 2009: 79.
2009
Tagliaferro, Giorgio, and Bernard Aikema, with Matteo Mancini and Andrew John.
Le botteghe di Tiziano. Florence, 2009: 239.
2013
Humfrey, Peter, ed. The Reception of Titian in Britain: From Reynolds to Ruskin. Turnhout, 2013: 20.