Artist Titian, Italian, ca.1488-1576
  • Andrea dei Franceschi
Date ca. 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
until 1786, Frederick II “the Great” of Prussia [1712-1786] (East wing of Picture Gallery at Sanssouci, Potsdam, Prussia);
1786-1806, by inheritance to Frederick William III, King of Prussia [1770-1840] (Picture Gallery at Sanssouci, Potsdam, Prussia);
1806, removed to (France).
until 1883, Louis Viardot [1800-1883] (Paris, France);
1883-1910, by inheritance to Pauline Garcia [1821-1910] (Paris, France).
1928, sold to (Duveen Brothers, New York, New York, USA);
1928, collection of Edgar Bancroft Whitcomb [1866-1953] and Anna Scripps Whitcomb [1866-1953](Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA);
1953-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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