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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)

Head of a young man wearing a turban

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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Head of a young man wearing a turban
black and white chalk on blue paper, watermark RO with heart and device
8 5/8 x 7¼ in. (220 x 183 mm.)
Provenance
Giovanni Domenico Bossi, by descent to
Maria Theresa Karoline Bossi, associated price code '12Xrs. No. ....'.
Karl Christian Friedrich Beyerlen; H.G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart, 27-28 March 1882.
Duc de Talleyrand.
Literature
A. Morassi, Dessins vénitiens du dix-huitième siècle de la collection du Duc de Talleyrand, Milan, 1958, no. 46, illustrated.
G. Knox, Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo: A study and catalogue raisonné of the chalk drawings, Oxford, 1980, p. 267, no. M.453 (as Giovanni Battista).

Lot Essay

George Knox suggests that this may be a study for a figure in the centre of the Meeting of Anthony and Cleopatra at Arkhagelskoye, G. Knox, op. cit, p. 267, under no. M. 453.
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