Artist Tintoretto, Italian, 1519-1594
  • Young Man with a Beard
Date ca. 1555
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 18 × 14 1/2 inches (45.7 × 36.8 cm)
Framed: 28 3/4 × 24 1/8 × 3 3/8 inches (73 × 61.3 × 8.6 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb
Accession Number 53.360
Department European Painting
Not On View
Marks Marked, verso, Agnew label: 6065
Marked, verso, Agnew label: 6587
Marked, verso, label: Tintoretto | An Unknown Man
Marked, verso, stencil: 26059
Marked, verso, stencil: 459
Marked, verso, stencil: 6 [large]
Marked, verso, label, partially hidden: Boen[...]
until 1926, (Max Rothschild, Sackville Galleries, London, England);
1927, (Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, England);
collection of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1953-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Fifth Loan Exhibition of Old and Modern Masters. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, October 1927, p. 20, cat. 19 [lent by Mr. & Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb-entry by W. Heil].

Heil, W. "The Edgar B. Whitcomb collection in Detroit," Art in America, vol. 16 (February 1928): pp. 49-58, esp. 49 [dates picture to c. 1560].

Heil, W. Catalogue of the works of art in the collection of Mr. & Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb. Detroit, 1931, pp. 10-11 [typescript].

Berenson, B. Italian Pictures of The Renaissance. Oxford, 1932, p. 558 [as in Whitcomb Collection].

Berenson, B. Pitture italiano del Rinascimento. Milano, 1936, p. 480 [as in Whitcomb Collection].

Bercken, E. von der. Die Gemälde des Jacopo Tintoretto. Munich, 1942, p. 108, no. 73.

Pallucchini, P. La Giovinezza del Tintoretto. Milan, 1950.

Richardson, E.P., ed. Catalogue of the Paintings and Sculpture given by Edgar B. Whitcomb and Anna Scripps Whitcomb to the DIA. Detroit, 1954, p. 103, (repr.).

Wescher, P. "I ritratti del Doge Girolamo Priuli di Jacopo Tintoretto," Arte veneta, vol. 11 (1957): pp. 205-207, esp. p. 207 [cited].

Berenson, B. "Italian Pictures of the Renaissance." In The Venetian School, vol. 1. London, 1957, p. 171.

Old Master Paintings. Exh. cat., Albion College. Albion, MI, December 2-16, 1959.

Paintings in the DIA: A checklist of paintings before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 107 [dates picture to ca. 1540-45].

Vecchi, P. de. L'opera completa del Tintoretto. Milan, 1969, p. 138, F 47, (repr.) [as attributed to Tintoretto].

Rossi, P. "Una recente pubblicazione sul Tintoretto ed il problema della sua ritrattistica," Arte veneta, vol. 23 (1969): pp. 265-70, esp. p. 268 [cited].

Benari, C. L'opera completa del Tintoretto. Milan, 1970, p. 138, cat. F 47, (repr.) [as attributed to Tintoretto].

Fredericksen, B. & F. Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, 1972, p. 199.

Rossi, P. Jacopo Tintoretto: i ritratti. Venice, 1973, p. 103, (fig. 77) [dated to ca. 1553-55, as autograph].

Pallucchini, R. & P. Rossi. Tintoretto: Le opere sacre e profane. Milan, 1982, vol. 1, p. 56, (fig. F 77) [this image does not appear in either volume].