7 December 2007
Jacopo Tintoretto (Venice 1519-1594)
Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length, in a black coat with a white collar, by a red curtain
oil on canvas
27¾ x 22¾ in. (70.3 x 58 cm.)
Captain Robert Langton Douglas, London.
Anonymous sale; Cassirer, Berlin, 1 September 1931, lot 2.
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Berlin, Kaiser Friedrich-Museums-Verein, July-August 1925, no. 398.
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