About This Artwork

Palma Giovane (Jacopo Palma)
Italian, c. 1548-1628

Portrait of a Gentleman, c. 1590

Oil on canvas
42 1/2 x 32 in. (108 x 81.3 cm)

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection, 1937.449

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Toledo Museum of Art, Four Centuries of Venetian Painting, 1940, no. 3.

Venice, Palazzo Ducale, Jacopo Bassano, 1957, no. 8.

Venice, Museo Correr, Palma il Giovane, 1548-1628, 1990, no. 81.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Raphael and Titian: The Renaissance Portrait, December 15, 1999 - March 19, 2000, (no cat.).

Bill Viola (b.1951), The Greeting, (video installation) The Art Institute of Chicago, October 13, 1999 to January 9, 2000.

Publication History

Daniel Canton Rich, Catalogue of the Charles H. and Mary F.S. Worcester Collection of Paintings, Sculpture, and Drawings, Chicago, 1938, p. 11, no. 6A.

R. Pallucchini, "Dipinti veneziani a Chicago, Detroit, Toledo e Hartford," Arte veneta 1 (1947), p. 148.

R. Pallucchini, "commento alla mostra di Jacopo Bassano," Arte veneta 11 (1957), p. 116.

Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Venetian School, vol. 1, 1957, p. 17.

E. Arslay, I Bassano, Milan, 1960, vol. 1, p. 336.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, 1961, pp. 18, 40 (ill.).

Hans Huth, "Italienische Kunstwerke im Art Institute von Chicago, USA," in Miscellanea Bibliothecae Hertianae, Munich, 1961, p. 518.

E. E. Lowinsky, "Problems in Adrian Willaert's Iconography," Aspects of Medieval and Renaissance Music: A Birthday Offering to Gustave Reese, ed. J. La Rue, New York, 1966, pp. 576, 588-594, pl. 22a.

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian paintings in North American public collections, Cambridge, Mass., 1972. pp. 18, 526, 571.

W. R. Rearick, "The Portraits of Jacopo Bassano," Artibus et Historiae 1 (1980), p. 99, n. 3.

S. Mason. Rinaldi, "Novità, ritrovamenti e restituzioni a Jacopop Palma il Giovane," Arte Veneta. 35 (1982), pp. 147-148, fig. 6.

S. Mason Rinaldi, Palma il Giovane: L'opera completa, Milan, 1984, p. 80, no. 59, fig. 112.

Christopher Lloyd, Italian Paintings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1993. pp. 182-184 (ill.).

Frederick Ilchman, "A Rediscovered Late Portrait by Titian", in Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, Rembrandt and the Venetian Influence. October 3 - November 18, 2000. pp. 25, fig. 17.

Ownership History

Asscher and Welker, London, to 1937 [according to letter of February 1, 1937, from Kenneth Clark to Asscher and Welker]. E. and A. Sliberman, New York, 1937; sold to Charles H. Worcester, November 4, 1937; given by him to the Art Institute, 1937.

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