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 12-9/16 in. (21.8 x 31.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Annotated in darker brown ink at lower border, Giorgione

  • Provenance

    Charles Sackville Bale (British, 1791–1880); Christie's, London, June 9, 1881, lot 2298 as Giorgione; Sir James Knowles (British, Reigate 1831–1908 Brighton); Christie's, London, May 27–29, 1908, lot 181 as Giorgione (to Carfax); Vendor: Carfax & Co. (London), through Roger Eliot Fry

  • References

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

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  • See also