31 January 2013
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Venice 1727-1804)
Head of an African boy
black and white chalk on faded blue paper, watermark bird (?)
8¼ x 13 1/8 in. (21.1 x 33.8 cm.)
Giovanni Domenico Bossi, with associated price code 'No. 3132. X.rs 48.' (verso), and by descent to Maria Theresa Karoline Bossi.
Karl Christian Friedrich Beyerlen; H.G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart, 27-8 March 1882.
Possibly anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 13 July 1937, lot 34 ('A study of a Morrish page. Black and white chalk: 8¼ x 13¼ in.').
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G. Knox, Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo. A study and catalogue raisonné of the chalk drawings, Oxford, 1980, I, p. 247, no. M300.
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