Lot 43
  • 43

Manner of Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian

1,500 - 2,000 GBP
3,000 GBP
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  • Manner of Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian
  • The Transfiguration
  • oil on oak panel, with an arched top
  • 45.9 x 26.3 cm.; 18 x 10 1/4  in.


Count Lecchi, Brescia;
Acquired from the above by James Irvine on behalf of Sir William Forbes, 7th Bt. of Pitsligo (17731828), 20 October 1827, in Brescia, for 25 Louis ('Catalogue no. 94. Transfiguration small sketch, by Titian').

Catalogue Note

James Irvine's letter to Sir William informing him of the purchase of this painting reveals the agent's propensity for negotiation on behalf of his client. The picture is listed (along with lot 33) against the 'price asked - 50 Louis' and the 'price paid - 25 Louis.'1

1. Letter from James Irvine to Sir William Forbes, Milan, 24 October 1827.