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Venetian School, mid-16th century
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, DRESSED IN BLACK AND ERMINE, HOLDING GLOVES AND RESTING HIS HAND ON A TABLE ON WHICH STANDS A SCULPTURE, A LANDSCAPE BEYOND
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Venetian School, mid-16th century
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, DRESSED IN BLACK AND ERMINE, HOLDING GLOVES AND RESTING HIS HAND ON A TABLE ON WHICH STANDS A SCULPTURE, A LANDSCAPE BEYOND
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Venetian School, mid-16th century
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, DRESSED IN BLACK AND ERMINE, HOLDING GLOVES AND RESTING HIS HAND ON A TABLE ON WHICH STANDS A SCULPTURE, A LANDSCAPE BEYOND

Provenance

Private collection, by 1937;
Anonymous sale, Vienna, Dorotheum, 9 April 2014, lot 511 (as Venetian School, 16th century).

Literature

A. Venturi, 'Tre ritratti inediti di Titian', in L'Arte, vol. XL, January 1937, p. 55, reproduced p. 54, fig. 1 (as Titian).

Catalogue Note

The gentleman represented in this portrait bears resemblance to both Titian's portrait of the humanist, Daniele Barbaro (1513–1570), in the Museo del Prado, Madrid,1 and the sitter in Titian's Portrait of a man, previously identified as Filippo di Piero Strozzi (1541–82), in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (fig. 1).

In written correspondence dated 30 December 1933, the art historian Giuseppe Fiocco expressed his opinion that the present work is by Titian, datable to circa 1550.

1 Inv. no. P000414; see H.E. Wethey, The paintings of Titian, vol. II, The Portraits, London 1971, p. 81, cat. no. 12, reproduced plates 93 and 94.

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