16 December 1998
Domenico Robusti, il Tintoretto (Venice 1560-1635)
Portrait of a young sculptor(?), half-length, in a dark coat and jacket, holding a figurine
oil on canvas, laid down on board
33 x 25 in. (83.8 x 63.5 cm.)
Von Halder family, by circa 1820, and by descent to
Freifrau Katharina Barbara von Halder (1771-1852), wife of Freiherr David von Stetten (1764-1817), and by descent to
Franziska von Stetten, wife of Freiherr Karl von Welser, by 1918, and by descent to the present owner.
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We are grateful to Professor Roger Rearick who believes, on the basis of a transparency, that this picture is an early work by Domenico Tintoretto, datable to the 1580s.
We are grateful to Professor Paola Rossi for confirming the attribution on the basis of a transparency.
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