8 May 2012
School of Veneto, c.1550
Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a dark fur-lined coat, holding a book and pen
indistinctly inscribed 'Jacobus T... faciebat' (lower left)
oil on canvas
78.4 x 61.6 cm.
with Guy Stein, Paris, 1933; where acquired by Professor Dr. E. Starkenstein, Prague in 1935; and by inheritance to the present owner.
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This lot is sold with a certificate by Dr. Hermann Voss, dated 25 May 1935, attributing the present painting in full to Jacopo Tintoretto.
Jean Bonna discusses his collection of Old Master and 19th-century drawings being offered at Christie's in London
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