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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 51

    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Venice 1696-1770 Madrid)

    A standing man seen from below

    Price Realised  

    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Venice 1696-1770 Madrid)
    A standing man seen from below
    pen and brown ink, brown wash
    5½ x 5 in. (140 x 127 mm.)


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    This and the following two lots are comparable to a group of more than one hundred and sixty drawings that came from an album titled Sole figure per soffitti which was sold at Christie's London on 14 July 1914 (see G. Knox, Catalogue of the Tiepolo drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1960, p. 5). It is difficult to associate these sheets with any specific project. They were more likely executed for their own sake.

    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.