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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 108

    Jacopo Leonardis (Palma 1723-1797 Venice)

    A Sultan and his entourage entering a palace

    Price Realised  

    Jacopo Leonardis (Palma 1723-1797 Venice)
    A Sultan and his entourage entering a palace
    black lead, watercolor, bodycolor, heightened with white and gold, black in framing lines
    18½ x 27½ in. (470 x 699 mm.)


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    Leonardis was a pupil of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, and is mostly known as an engraver. This scene of an Ottoman sultan and his entourage proceeding througha a palace gate demonstrates the artist's knowledge of the Ottoman world, whether through first-hand knowledge or through his own visit to the Eastern Mediterranean is unknown.

    Provenance

    Auguste Boppe; and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Exhibited

    Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, La Turquerie au XVIIIème siècle, 1911, no. 281.