The Marriage at Cana (from scrapbook)

John Singer Sargent American
After Jacopo Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti) Italian

Not on view

In 1874, the teenage Sargent wrote to a cousin, "I have learned in Venice to admire Tintoretto immensely and to consider him perhaps second only to Michael Angelo and Titian, whose beauties it was his aim to unite." Sargent probably saw Tintoretto’s much-lauded masterpiece The Marriage at Cana (1561) in situ in the church of Santa Maria della Salute during a visit to Venice in 1870 or 1873. Given the popularity of the picture, however, he may well have made his careful copy after a reproduction. Sargent cherished his copy, preserving it in this scrapbook, opposite a photograph of a drawing by Michelangelo (Young Man in Bust Length in Exotic Costume).

The Marriage at Cana (from scrapbook), John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London), Graphite and watercolor on off-white wove paper, American

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.