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Group of Trees

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (Italian, Pieve di Cadore ca. 1485/90?–1576 Venice)
Pen and brown ink, traces of gray printer's ink at lower right, on beige paper
8 9/16 x 12 9/16in. (21.8 x 31.9cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in darker brown ink at lower border, Giorgione
Charles Sackville Bale (British, 1791–1880); his sale, Christie's, London, June 9, 1881, lot 2298 as Giorgione; Sir James Knowles (British, Reigate 1831–1908 Brighton); his sale, Christie's, London, May 27–29, 1908, lot 181 as Giorgione (to Carfax); Vendor: Carfax & Co. (London), through Roger Eliot Fry
Toledo Museum of Art. "Four Centuries of Venetian Painting," March 8, 1940–March 31, 1940.

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Drawing: Diamond Jubilee Exhibition," November 4, 1950–February 11, 1951.

Morgan Library & Museum. "Landscape Drawings and Water-colors, Bruegel to Cézanne," January 31, 1953–April 11, 1953.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from New York Collections I: The Italian Renaissance," November 8, 1965–January 9, 1966.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Old Master Drawings from American Collections," April 29, 1976–June 13, 1976.

Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome. "Tiziano: Amor Sacro e Amor Profano," March 22, 1995–May 22, 1995.

Roger Eliot Fry "Recent Acquisitions of Drawings." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 3, no. 12, New York, December 1908, p. 224 (as Titian, formerly attributed to Giorgione).

Sidney Colvin Vasari Society for the Reproduction of Drawings by Old Masters: part 5 first series (1905-15). The Vasari Society for the Reproduction of Drawings by Old Masters, 1910, no. 9 (as Titian or Domenico Campagnola).

Joseph Meder Die Handzeichnung, Ihre Technik und Entwicklung. Vienna, 1919, p. 503, fig. 233 (as Titian), ill.

Detlev Baron von Hadeln Titian's Drawings. London, 1927, fig. no. 45, pp. 15 - 16, 24, ill.

Lili Fröhlich-Bum "Die Landschaftzeichnungen Tizians." Belvedere. 1929, p. 77.

Hans Tietze Tizian: Leben und Werk. vols. 1, 2, Vienna, 1936, pp. 100, 107, 319, fig. 69 (as Titian).

Hans Tietze, Erica Tietze-Conrat "Tizian Studien." Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen in Wien. vol. 10, Vienna, 1936, pp. 167, 191 (n. 7), fig. 145, ill.

Hans Tietze Four Centuries of Venetian Painting Exh. cat., Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, 1940, no. 95.

Walter Mehring European Drawings from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Portfolio of Collotype Reproductions [Vol. 1: Italian Drawings; Vol. 2: Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings; Vol. 3: "New Series": Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3 vols., New York, 1942–44, vol. 1, no. 14 (as Titian).

"Some Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum." Connoisseur. vol. 110, New York, January 1943, p. 150, no. 5.

Hans Tietze, Erica Tietze-Conrat The Drawings of the Venetian Painters in the 15th and 16th Centuries. New York, 1944 (reprinted 1970, 1979), pp. 321-22, no. 1943, pl. 63.

Hans Tietze European Master Drawings in the United States. J. J. Augustin, New York, 1947, cat. no. 27, pp. 54, 55, ill.

One Hundred Master Drawings. To accompany "Seventy master drawings," a loan exhibition at the Fogg Museum of Art, Nov. 1948-Jan. 1949, held on the occasion of the 70th birthday of Paul J. Sachs, and 30 additional drawings from the museum's collections Exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge. edited by Agnes Mongan, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1949, pp. 48-49, ill.

Masterpieces of Drawing: Diamond Jubilee Exhibition. Exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art (November 4, 1950 - February 11, 1951). Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1950, no. 35.

Hans Tietze Titian, The Paintings and Drawings. London, 1950, p. 404, pl. 47 (as Titian), ill.

Felice Stampfle Landscape Drawings and Water-colors, Bruegel to Cézanne. Exh. cat., The Morgan Library & Museum, New York (January 31 - April 11, 1953). Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1953, no. 8.

Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, no. 15 (as Titian).

Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, Vol. I: The Italian Renaissance. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1965, p. 45, no. 58 (as Titian), ill.

Konrad Oberhuber, Rodolfo Pallucchini , et al. Disegni di Tiziano e della sua cerchia Exh. cat.. Istituto di Storia dell'Arte, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice. Vicenza, 1976, pp. 23, 28-29, 74-75, no. 23 (as Titian, entry by Konrad Oberhuber).

Ebria Feinblatt Old Master Drawings from American Collections. Exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1976, p. 44, no. 42.

Bert W. Meijer Omaggio a Tiziano. Florence, 1976, p. 4, fig. 1B.

Bert W. Meijer Hommage à Titien. Paris, 1976, fig. no. pl. 29, p. 4, ill.

Michelangelo Muraro and David Rosand Tiziano e la Silografia Veneziana del Cinquecento. Venice, 1976, fig. no. pl. 21, ill.

David Rosand and Michelangelo Muraro Titian and the Venetian Woodcut. Washington, D.C., 1976, fig. no. fig. I - 8, p. 59, ill.

Joseph Meder - translated and revised by Winslow Ames The Mastery of Drawing. 2 vols., New York, 1978, vol. 1, p. 376.

Peter Dreyer "Tizianfälschungen des sechzehnten Jahrhunderts, Korrekturen zur Definition der Delineatio bei Tizian und Anmerkungen zur Datierung seiner Holzschnitte." Pantheon. vol. 37, no. 4, 1979, pp. 365-75, figs. 7,9,10 (as the work of a Forger).

Terisio Pignatti Tiziano, Disegni. Florence, 1979, no. 15 (as Titian).

James Byam Shaw "Titian's drawings: a summing-up." Apollo. vol. 112, 1980, pp. 388-89 (as "Domenico Campagnola?").

William R. Rearick Maestri veneti del Cinquecento: Porta, Schiavone, Jacopo Bassano, Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese, Francesco and Leandro Bassano, Zelotti, Farinati, Palma il Giovane, etc.. Biblioteca di disegni (v.6), Florence, 1980, no. 8 (as Titian).

David Rosand "Titian Drawings: A Crisis of Connoisseurship." Master Drawings. vol. 19, no. 3, New York, 1981, p. 300-308, fig. 2 (as Titian).

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, cat. no. 249, fig. no. 249, pp. 245-46, ill.

Maria Agnese Chiari Moretto Wiel Incisioni da Tiziano: catalogo del fondo grafico a stampa del Museo Correr. Venice, 1982, pp. 9, 30.

"Letters from Herbert Horne to Roger Fry." Apollo. edited by Denys Sutton, vol. 122, no. 282, August 1985, Mentioned in letter no. 25, footnote 4, (p. 155), fig. no. fig. 8, pp. 145, 147, ill.

Harold E. Wethey Titian and His Drawings with Reference to Giorgione and Some Close Contemporaries. Princeton, 1987, pp. 19, 46, 123, 126, 166, no. 52, fig. 80 (as Titian), ill.

Catherine Monbeig Goguel "Il disegno italiano nel Cinquecento" La pittura in Italia. Il Cinquecento. Vol. 2, 2nd ed. (1st ed. Milan 1987). Milan, 1988, pp. 605, 611, 613, fig. 906 (as Titian).

Robert C. Cafritz, David Rosand, Lawrence Gowing Places of Delight: The Pastoral Landscape. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art and The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. Washington, D.C., 1988–1989, pp. 37, 51, 259, no, 21, fig. 21 (as Titian).

Le siècle de Titien. L'âge d'or de la peinture à Venise. Exh. cat., Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris (March 9 - June 14, 1993). Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Grand Palais, Paris, 1993, p. 512, no. 103 (as Titian, entry by Konrad Oberhuber).

Tiziano Vecellio: Amor Sacro e Profano Exh. cat., Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (March 20 - May 22, 1995). Ed. by Claudio Strinati et al., Rome, 1995, p. 280, no. 47 (as Titian, entry by Konrad Oberhuber).

William R. Rearick "Il disegno in Veneto e in Friuli nel Cinquecento." Dal Pordenone a Palma il Giovane. Devozione e Pietà nel disegno veneziano del Cinquecento. Ed. by Caterina Furlan, and Vittoria Romani, Milan, 2000, p. 7.

William R. Rearick Il disegno veneziano del Cinquecento. Milan, 2001, pp. 50, 51, 256 (as Titian).

G. J. van der Sman De eeuw van Titiaan, Venetiaanse preten uit de Renaissance. Exh. cat., Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht and Groeningemuseum, Bruges. Bruges, 2002, pp.102-103, no. III.1.

Leopoldine Prosperetti "Trees: an overlooked topic in Renaissance art" in 'Di là dal fiume e tra gli alberi'. Il paesaggio del Rinascimento a Venezia. Nascita e fortuna di un genere artistico (XV-XVII secolo). Ed. by Christophe Brouard, Ravenna, 2012, pp. 75-76, fig. 5.

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