GIOVANNI DOMENICO TIEPOLO (VENICE 1727-1804)
Property of a Swiss Family
GIOVANNI DOMENICO TIEPOLO (VENICE 1727-1804)

Head of a boy in profile: a presumed portrait of Lorenzo Tiepolo

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GIOVANNI DOMENICO TIEPOLO (VENICE 1727-1804)
Head of a boy in profile: a presumed portrait of Lorenzo Tiepolo
black and white chalk on blue paper, fragmentary watermark with initials 'RO'
8 5/8 x 6 ¾ in. (22 x 17.2 cm.)
Provenance
Giovanni Domenico Bossi, with associated price code '24 Xrs c. 22 No. 3019.' (verso) by descent to
Maria Theresa Karoline Bossi.
Karl Christian Friedrich Beyerlen; H. G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart, 27 March, 1882 and following days.
Esther S. and Malcolm W. Bick.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 3 April 1995, lot 104.
Literature
B. Aikema and M. Tuijn, Tiepolo in Holland. Works by Giambattista Tiepolo and His Circle in Dutch Collections, exh. cat., Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, 1996, under no. 18.
Exhibited
Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, Selections from the Collection of Esther S. and Malcolm W. Bick, Italian Drawings, 1971, no. 43.

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Lot Essay

A similar drawing, likewise from the Bossi collection and now in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, shows the sitter's head from a slightly different angle (B. Aikema and M. Tuijn, op. cit., no. 18). Both drawings are about the same size and probably come to the same sketchbook. The sitter is very probably, Domenico's younger brother, Lorenzo, who was born in 1736.

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