Alex. Contarini; a Senator of Venice (1590), (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 118 (Sale info: TO BE AUCTIONED).
"1512-1594. Jacopo Robusti, called Tintoretto, from the trade of his father, who was a dyer (tintore), was placed by his parents with Titian, but remained with him but a few days, on account, it is said, of jealousy for his great abilities. At an early age he formed the daring project of creating a new style, founded on a union of the beauties of Venetian coloring with the Florentine grandeur of design. He professed to draw like Michael Angelo and to color like Titian. 'In portraits,' says Wornum, 'he is often very grand; he certainly had some grand subjects, and the old Venetian costume was advantageous for the painter.' " This portrait is from the private gallery of Pope Gregory XIV. Certificate of Academy of Fine Arts of Venice accompanies this picture." [P. 21.]
Catalogue of the Collection of Paintings by Celebrated Old and Modern Masters, and Statuary, belonging to N.D. Morgan, Esq., Brooklyn. The Whole on Exhibition, Friday, January 21st, at the Art Rooms, 817 Broadway. To be sold by auction Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, January 26th and 27th, Commencing at Eight o'clock. The Messrs. Leavitt, Auctioneers.