Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Venice 1727-1804)
Nessus and Deianira
signed 'Dom Tiepolo f'
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watermark bird
9 3/4 x 12 1/4 in. (24.5 x 31 cm)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 9 January 1991, lot 25.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Paris, 21 March 2002, lot 84.

Brought to you by

Furio Rinaldi
Furio Rinaldi

Check the condition report or get in touch for additional information about this

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View condition report

Lot Essay

This dynamic sheet is one of a series of eight with Nessus and Deianira in the company of satyrs and other figures. In various formats, the Tiepolos treated satyrs and centaurs throughout their careers and, around 1790-1795, upon his return from Würzburg, Domenico painted this subject at Palazzo Caragiani, Venice (A. Mariuz, Giandomenico Tiepolo, Venice, 1971, pl. 340). In spite of many similarities with the fresco, the series of drawings, uniform in size and medium, were independently conceived.

More from Old Master & British Drawings Including Works from the Collection of Jean Bonna

View All
View All