This sketch was painted by Giacomo Tintoretto. This Artist painted from childhold [sic] with colours used in drying, upon paper or on the walls; when older, his father placed him with Titian, who, jealous of his pupil's progress, expelled him. He afterwards went to Michel Angelo's School, and when he left this master, he undertook to furnish large pictures at very low prices in competition with such masters. He painted with an extraordinary rapidity, and by the time they were showing their sketches, he had his pictures all finished. This impetuousity, called by the Italians "furore," caused him to leave many works neglected and incorrect. [P. 9; see entry 04100034 for a note on the work's provenance.]
Catalogue of the Quebec Gallery of Paintings, Engravings, etc., the Property of Jos. Legare, St. Angele Street, corner of St. Helen Street. Quebec: E.R. Frechette, Printer and Stationer, No 13, Mountain Street, Lower-Town, 1852.