Young Man with a Beard, ca. 1555

  • Tintoretto, Italian, 1519-1594

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 18 × 14 1/2 inches (45.7 × 36.8 cm)
  • Framed: 28 3/4 × 24 1/8 × 3 3/8 inches (73 × 61.3 × 8.6 cm)

Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb



European Painting

  • Italian
  • Oil
  • Canvas
  • Portrait
  • Man
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Bust
  • Italy


until 1926, (Max Rothschild, Sackville Galleries, London, England); 1927, (Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, England); collection of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1953-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Fifth Loan Exhibition of Old and Modern Masters. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, October 1927, p. 20, cat. 19 [lent by Mr. & Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb-entry by W. Heil]. Heil, W. "The Edgar B. Whitcomb collection in Detroit," Art in America, vol. 16 (February 1928): pp. 49-58, esp. 49 [dates picture to c. 1560]. Heil, W. Catalogue of the works of art in the collection of Mr. & Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb. Detroit, 1931, pp. 10-11 [typescript]. Berenson, B. Italian Pictures of The Renaissance. Oxford, 1932, p. 558 [as in Whitcomb Collection]. Berenson, B. Pitture italiano del Rinascimento. Milano, 1936, p. 480 [as in Whitcomb Collection]. Bercken, E. von der. Die Gemälde des Jacopo Tintoretto. Munich, 1942, p. 108, no. 73. Pallucchini, P. La Giovinezza del Tintoretto. Milan, 1950. Richardson, E.P., ed. Catalogue of the Paintings and Sculpture given by Edgar B. Whitcomb and Anna Scripps Whitcomb to the DIA. Detroit, 1954, p. 103, (repr.). Wescher, P. "I ritratti del Doge Girolamo Priuli di Jacopo Tintoretto," Arte veneta, vol. 11 (1957): pp. 205-207, esp. p. 207 [cited]. Berenson, B. "Italian Pictures of the Renaissance." In The Venetian School, vol. 1. London, 1957, p. 171. Old Master Paintings. Exh. cat., Albion College. Albion, MI, December 2-16, 1959. Paintings in the DIA: A checklist of paintings before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 107 [dates picture to ca. 1540-45]. Vecchi, P. de. L'opera completa del Tintoretto. Milan, 1969, p. 138, F 47, (repr.) [as attributed to Tintoretto]. Rossi, P. "Una recente pubblicazione sul Tintoretto ed il problema della sua ritrattistica," Arte veneta, vol. 23 (1969): pp. 265-70, esp. p. 268 [cited]. Benari, C. L'opera completa del Tintoretto. Milan, 1970, p. 138, cat. F 47, (repr.) [as attributed to Tintoretto]. Fredericksen, B. & F. Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, 1972, p. 199. Rossi, P. Jacopo Tintoretto: i ritratti. Venice, 1973, p. 103, (fig. 77) [dated to ca. 1553-55, as autograph]. Pallucchini, R. & P. Rossi. Tintoretto: Le opere sacre e profane. Milan, 1982, vol. 1, p. 56, (fig. F 77) [this image does not appear in either volume].

Rights Status

Tintoretto, Young Man with a Beard, ca. 1555, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb, 53.360.