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Lorenzo Tiepolo (1736-1776)
Lorenzo Tiepolo (1736-1776)

Head of a bearded old man in profile to the right

Details
Lorenzo Tiepolo (1736-1776)
Head of a bearded old man in profile to the right
black, red and white chalk on blue paper, corners cut
8¾ x 7½ in. (224 x 190 mm.)
Provenance
Giovanni Domenico Bossi, by descent to
Maria Theresa Karoline Bossi, associated price code 'No 2049. Xrs.24....' and 'f.1.30.' (crossed out, verso).
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. 47, illustrated (as Lorenzo). G. Knox, Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo: A study and catalogue raisonné of the chalk drawings, Oxford, 1980, p. 269, no. M.454 (as Giovanni Battista).

Lot Essay

Identified by Morassi as a study by Lorenzo after the head of the priest holding the robe of Bishop Harold in Giovanni Battista Tiepolo's Marriage of Barbarossa and Beatrice of Burgundy in the Residenz at Würzburg, M. Gemin and F. Pedrocco, Giambattista Tiepolo, I dipinti, Opera completa, Venice, 1993, no. 413.
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