The Kress Collection encompasses more than 3,000 works of European art, and is distinguished for its abundance of Italian Renaissance paintings. The Collection was donated to scores of regional and academic art museums.
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation devotes its resources to advancing the history, conservation, and enjoyment of the vast heritage of European art, architecture, and archaeology from antiquity to the early 19th century.
Venetian School. Born 1500; died 1571. He was brought as a child to Venice, where he studied briefly under Titian and was early influenced by Giorgione. He seems to have traveled much - certainly to Lombardy, possibly to Augsburg, and probably even twice to France. The elegant mannerism of the Fontainebleau School was especially influential on his late style.