Giovanni Battista Tiepolo - Head of a Boy ** ON INSPECTION **
Lot 2
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, 1696-1770) The head of a boy, turned half left 10 3/4 x 7 3/4in (27.5 x 19.6cm) (strips of paper added on all four sides, with a line in ink)
Sold for US$ 76,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
European Paintings New York
29 Oct 2010 13:00 EDT

Auction 18232
Lot Details
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, 1696-1770)
The head of a boy, turned half left
red chalk, heightened with white, on blue paper
10 3/4 x 7 3/4in (27.5 x 19.6cm) (strips of paper added on all four sides, with a line in ink)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Bossi-Beyerlen sale, Stuttgart, 27 March 1882, lots 640-649;
    Eduard Sack.

    LITERATURE:
    Eduard Sack, Giambattista und Domenico Tiepolo: Ihr Leben und Ihre Werke Hamburg, 1910, no. 152;
    George Knox, Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo: A Study and Catalogue Raisonné of the Chalk Drawings, Oxford 1980, M.266, as 'The head of a boy with short hair; three quarters to the left'.

    This drawing (evidently of the same model as lot 1) may be traced first to the Bossi-Beyerlen collection, sold in Stuttgart, 27 March 1882, and thence to the collection of Eduard Sack (1857-1913), listed in his celebrated monograph of 1910. There is no known record of any reproduction of this drawing.

    We would like to thank George Knox for confirming the attribution to Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.

Saleroom notices

  • An attribution to Lorenzo Tiepolo (1736-1776) has also been suggested.
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