Artist Titian, Italian, ca.1488-1576
  • Andrea dei Franceschi
Date c. 1532
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 31 1/4 × 25 inches (79.4 × 63.5 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb
Accession Number 53.362
Department European Painting
Not On View
Prussia, King Frederick the Great;
Removed to France in 1806;
Paris, Louis Viardot, 1911 (by inheritance to his widow); sold to
New York, Duveen Bros. (dealer), 1928;
Detroit, Collection Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb, acquired from Duveen in 1928, by whom bequeathed to the DIA in 1953.
Berenson, Bernhard. "While On Tintoretto." In Festschrift für Max J. Friedländer. Leipzig, 1927, pp. 231–236 (ill.). [as in the collection of Messrs. Duveen, New York]

Fischel, O., Tizian, Des Meisters Gemalde, Berlin, 1927, p. 277a.

Poglayen-Neuwall, "Tizian-Studien", Muncher Jahrbuch, N. F. IV, 1927, p. 66 ff.

Heil, Walter. The Sixth Loan Exhibition of Old Masters: Paintings by Titian. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1928, unpaginated, cat. 4 (ill.). [as lent by Sir Joseph Duveen]

Washburn, Freund, F., "Paintings by Titian in America," International Studio, vol. 90, no. 372, May 1928, pp. 35-42, esp. p. 40, repr. (caption supplies provenance).

Burlington Magazine, vol. 40, Oct 1929, p. 159, repr.

Suida, W., Titian, 1935, 136 b, pp. 88, 168, repr.

Tietze, H., Titian, Paintings and Drawings, Vienna, 1937, p. 320, fig 127 (dates it c 1540)

Berenson, B.,Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, Oxford, 1932, p. 569.

DIA, Catalogue of the Whitcomb Gifts, 1954, p. 107.

Detroit, DIA," Exhibition Of Paintings By Titian", Feb 1-15, 1928, no. 4.

Houston (TX), Museum of Fine Arts, "The Human Image", Oct. 9 - Nov. 23, 1958, no. 29.

Tietze, H., Titian, London, 1950, p. 369 (as a copy by an artist trained or influenced by Tintoretto).

Pallucchini, R., Tiziano, Bologna, 1956, p. 174.

Valcanover, Tutta la Pittura di Tiziano, Milan, 1960, vol. 1, pl. 214.

Dallas (TX), Museum of Fine Arts, "The Arts Of Man", Oct. 6- Dec. 31, 1962, pl. 49.

Fredericksen, B. and Zeri, F., Census Of Pre-19th Century Italian Paintings In North American Collections, Cambridge, MA, 1972, p. 202.

Wethey, H. E.,The Painting Of Titian, London, 1971, vol. 2, p. 100, cat. 34 (also cat. 35, cited), pl. 63 (as best version; accepts Ridolfi's identification of sitter as Andrea de'Franceschi).

Rosand, D., Painting in Sixteenth-Century Venice: Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto (revised ed.), Cambridge, 1997, pp. 92, 212 note 121, fig. 90 (cited).

Pedrocco, Filippo. Titian: The Complete Paintings. London, 2000, p. 152, no. 90 (ill.).

Shearman, J., The Early Italian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, Cambridge, 1983, p.270

Humfrey, P., Titian: The Complete Paintings, New York, 2007, p.149.