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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 50

    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Venice 1696-1770 Madrid)

    A man wearing a turban, seen from the rear

    Price Realised  

    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Venice 1696-1770 Madrid)
    A man wearing a turban, seen from the rear
    pen and brown ink, brown wash
    8½ x 5 in. (126 x 127 mm.)


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    The present drawing is comparable to one in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London where the figure is seen in profile, wearing the same flat hat (D.1824.33-1885; G. Knox, Catalogue of the Tiepolo drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1960, no. 295). The V&A drawing comes from the volume Sole figure vestite containing similar sheets that cannot be associated with any specific painting, and are likely to date from the late 1750s.

    Provenance

    William H. Crocker (1861-1937), Burlingame, California; thence by descent to his son
    Charles Crocker (1904-61), San Francisco; thence by descent to the present owners.


    Exhibited

    On loan to the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1937.
    Oakland, Mills College Art Gallery, and Portland, Museum of Art, Exhibition, Old Master Drawings, 1937-38, no. 75.