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Attributed to Giustino Menescardi, active 18th Century
Attributed to Giustino Menescardi, active 18th Century

Ubaldo and Guelfo releasing Rinaldo from enchantment

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Attributed to Giustino Menescardi, active 18th Century Ubaldo and Guelfo releasing Rinaldo from enchantment A sketch of a boy's head in red chalk (verso) black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash 195 x 258 mm.
Provenance
A 19th Century collector, his paraph and attribution 'G. B. Tiepolo', verso.
Anon. sale, Leipzig, C. G. Boerner, 1 April, 1943, lot 132 (as Giambattista Tiepolo).

Lot Essay

A preparatory study for Menescardi's canvas of the same subject in the Collezione Besozzi, Turin.
Egidio Martini attributes this canvas to an artist he names the 'Maestro della Gerusalemme Liberata' contesting both Pallucchini's and Morassi's support of the previous attribution to Menescardi, E. Martini, La Pittura del Settecento Veneto, Udine, 1982, p. 511, no. 201, fig. 601.

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