Portrait of Andrea de' Franceschi
Portrait of Andrea de' Franceschi

Portrait of Andrea de' Franceschi

Workshop of Titian (Italian, about 1487-1576)

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Major and Mrs. Bono, Venice, Italy; {1} (Arturo Grassi, Florence, Italy, and New York, New York); {2} Dr. George Henry Alexander Clowes [1877-1958], Indianapolis, Indiana, about 1937; Clowes Fund Collection, Indianapolis, 1958--present; on long-term loan to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Courtesy of the Clowes Fund, since 1971 (C10074); given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2016.

{1} On several occasions Dr. Clowes relayed the provenance of this painting to others as: “found…in the attic of an Italian naval officer in Venice, whose wife was a direct descendant of the old man [depicted].”
{2} See letter from Arturo Grass to Dr. Clowes, dated 9 April 1950, noting that he was uncertain whether the painting had been published anywhere since its acquisition by Dr. Clowes from Grassi years earlier.

Object Information

artist
Workshop of Titian (Italian, about 1487-1576)
creation date
about 1550
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
34 x 27 in. (canvas)
44-5/8 x 37-1/2 in. (framed)
accession number
2016.166
credit line
The Clowes Collection
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800
colors

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