26 January 2012
PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Venice 1727-1804)
An allegorical personification of the Nile, after the Antique
signed 'Tiepolo f.'
traces of black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watermark animal device
4½ x 5¾ in. (11.4 x 14.5 cm.)
with Colnaghi, London.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 24 January 2001, lot 63, where acquired by the present owner.
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