• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 115

    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Venice 1696-1770 Madrid)

    Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen stamping out heresy, accompanied by the Blessed Joseph of Leonessa

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    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Venice 1696-1770 Madrid)
    Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen stamping out heresy, accompanied by the Blessed Joseph of Leonessa
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watermark AS
    20 7/8 x 14 3/8 in. (51.8 x 36.5 cm.)


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    Related to a painting by Tiepolo of the same title installed in 1758 in the fourth altar on the right in the church of La Maddalena, Parma (now Parma, Galleria Nazionale; A. Morassi, A complete catalogue of the paintings of G.B. Tiepolo, London, 1962, p. 44, fig. 120). Other preparatory drawings showing an earlier stage of the compositional process, are in the Albertina and the Hermitage (G. Knox, 'Piazzetta, Pittoni and Tiepolo at Parma', Arte Veneta, 39, 1986, p. 115, fig. 10).

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the black ink has been added by a later hand.