Titian

Portrait of a Man Holding a Book



Titian - Portrait of a Man Holding a Book


Provenance

until 1650, possibly the Oneto family, Genoa
1650, possibly brought by Don Giovan Stefano Oneto and Don Agostino Oneto from Genoa to Palermo, Sicily
by descent within the Oneto family to Don Giuseppe Oneto e Lanza (died 1852), Duke of Sperlinga, Palermo and Naples
1864, sold by the heirs of Oneto e Lanza to the Count of Francavilla, Palermo
by descent to his son, Luigi Maria Majorca Mortillaro, Count of Francavilla, Palermo, who owned it until at least 1901
with Thos. Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London
with Trotti et Companie, Paris
by 1907, purchased in Paris by Cottier and Company, New York
29 April 1907, sold by Cottier to Frederick Bayley Pratt (born 1865 - died 1945), Brooklyn
3 April 1943, sold by Pratt to Knoedler and Co., New York and Pinakos, Inc., New York
sold by Knoedler and Pinakos to the MFA, 1943

External links

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Accession number 43.83

Other works by Titian


Titian and workshop Salome with the Head of St. John the Baptist
Salome with the Head of St. John the Baptist
c. 1560-70

Titian Virgin and Child with Saint Catherine of Alexandria and a Rabbit
Virgin and Child with Saint Catherine of Alexandria and a Rabbit
c. 1530

Titian The Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist and an Unidentified Male Saint
The Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist and an Unidentified Male Saint
c. 1517-20

Titian Christ Carrying the Cross
Christ Carrying the Cross
1565-70

Titian
Portrait of a Man Holding a Book
c. 1540
97.8 x 77.2 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed, lower left: Ticianus
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston