Circle of Titian (1506-76)
'Studies for a Kneeling Man and Head'
Museum no. CAI 418
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides
Ionides bought this drawing from J.C. Robinson, a leading connoisseur of the day, who had played a crucial role in building the Museum's collections. At various times, it has been given optimistic attributions to Giorgione and Titian. The bold handling and dynamic stance connect it with early drawings by Titian, but the confusion in the kneeling pose suggests a lesser hand.