Circle of Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (Italian, Pieve di Cadore ca. 1485/90?–1576 Venice)
Red chalk, highlighted with white, on blue-gray paper
7 1/16 x 5 13/16in. (17.9 x 14.8cm)
Rogers Fund, 1911
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink on verso: "Tiziano".
Marking: Stamped, lower left, with the collectors' marks of Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364) and, lower right, of Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2092) and William Mayor (Lugt 2799).
Sir Peter Lely (Pieter van der Faes) (British, Soest 1618–1680 London); Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, Plympton 1723–1792 London); William Mayor (British, died 1874 London); Louisa and Lucia Cohen
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 6, 1997–January 4, 1998.
A brief chronological description of a collection of original drawings and sketches, by the most celebrated Masters [...] formed by and belonging to the late Mr. Mayor.. London, 1874, p. 25, no. 131 (as Giorgione).
Exhibition of Venetian Art, The New Gallery, Regent Street, 1894–95. New Gallery, London, London, 1894, no. 334 (as Giorgione), cat. no. no. 334.
Detlev Baron von Hadeln "Two Drawings by Titian" in Art in America. April, 1927, vol. 15, 1927, pp. 127-129 (as Titian).
Adolfo Venturi Storia dell'arte Italiana. vol 9, part, 1928, p. 245, fig. 121 (as Titian), ill.
Hans Tietze, Erica Tietze-Conrat "Tizian Studien." Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen in Wien. vol. 10, Vienna, 1936, pp. 185-86, fig. 162 (as not by Titian, closer to Romanino), ill.
August Mayer Liebmann "A propos d'un nouveau livre sur le Titien." Gazette des Beaux Arts. No. 18, ser. 29, 1937, p. 311 (as Titian).
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, also N.S., no. 5. (as Titian?), cat. no. 15 (vol.1), fig. no. 15, ill.
Hans Tietze, Erica Tietze-Conrat The Drawings of the Venetian Painters in the 15th and 16th Centuries. New York, 1944 (reprinted 1970, 1979), no. A 1944 (as not by Titian).
A. Hyatt Mayor, John Goldsmith Phillips "Notes: The Renaissance Galleries." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 5, no. 3, New York, November 1946, p. 94 (as Titian).
Bert W. Meijer Omaggio a Tiziano. Florence, 1976, p. 10, under cat. no. 4, fig. 4b (as Titian).
Bert W. Meijer Hommage à Titien. Paris, 1976, p. 10, under cat. no. 4, pl. 27 (as Titian).
Terisio Pignatti Tiziano, Disegni. Florence, 1979, p. 6 (as copy after 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. 250, pp. 245-46, ill.
Harold E. Wethey Titian and His Drawings with Reference to Giorgione and Some Close Contemporaries. Princeton, 1987, pp. 23, 225, no. X-8, repr. (as School of the Caracci after Titian).
Maria Agnese Chiari Moretto Wiel "Per un catalogo ragionato dei disegni di Tiziano." Saggi e Memorie di Storia dell'Arte. Vol. 16, 1988, p. 82.
William R. Rearick Il disegno veneziano del Cinquecento. Milan, 2001, p. 84 (as Francesco Vecellio).