Circle of Tintoretto (Probably Lambert Sustris)
Christ at the Sea of Galilee
oil on canvas
117.1 x 169.2 cm (46 1/8 x 66 5/8 in)
Count Joseph Gallotti.  (Durlacher Brothers, New York).  Arthur Sachs [1880-1975], New York, by 1925;  sold March 1943 through (Jacques Seligmann & Co., New York) and (Moses & Singer, New York) to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;  gift 1952 to NGA.  This name appears on an undated prospectus for the painting in NGA curatorial files. The painting was not in the Gallotti sale at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, on 28 June 1905.  There is no record of this painting in the extant Durlacher stockbooks at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.  Tancred Borenius, "A Seascape by Tintoretto," Apollo 2 (July-December 1925): 249.  The painting is recorded as being with the dealer Jacques Seligman in New York by Fern Rusk Shapley, Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XVI–XVIII Century, London, 1973: 53, and in Germain Seligman, Merchants of Art: 1880-1960, Eighty Years of Professional Collecting, New York, 1961: pl. 87. However, according to Seligmann records, the firm did not own the picture but acted for Sachs in its sale (Seligmann Papers, Archives of American Art, Washington: Series 2.1, Collectors Files, Box 204, folder 1, copy in NGA curatorial files). The bill of sale to the Kress Foundation for two paintings, dated 25 March 1943 and including Tintoretto's "Christ on Lake of Galilee," is on Moses & Singer letterhead and indicates that the sale is from "Mr. Arthur Sachs c/o Moses & Singer" (copy in NGA curatorial files).