June 20 — 25, 2020
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Manner of Titian (Born circa 1485–1576)
Collection of Yosef Drenters, Rockwood Academy, Rockwood, ON, typed label verso;
Canadian sculptor, Yosef (Joseph) Drenters (1930-1983), purchased the Academy property in 1960 when he was 29 years of age. Seeking a home and studio, Drenters purchased the derelict property and began the restoration project over a 20-year period.
A typed note of provenance verso is further inscribed: "For Ian to see/ Jan. 1, 1981" attached to the stretcher.