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Lorenzo Baldissera Tiepolo
HEAD OF A BEARDED OLD MAN WEARING A HAT
JUMP TO LOT
81
Lorenzo Baldissera Tiepolo
HEAD OF A BEARDED OLD MAN WEARING A HAT
JUMP TO LOT

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Lorenzo Baldissera Tiepolo
VENICE 1736 - 1776 MADRID
HEAD OF A BEARDED OLD MAN WEARING A HAT
Red chalk heightened with white over traces of black chalk on blue-green paper
322 by 277 mm
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Provenance

Count Armand Louis François de Mestral de Saint-Saphorin (1738-1806);
René de Cérenville, Lausanne,
(according to a label on the back of the frame)

Catalogue Note

Scholars have been divided over the attribution of this drawing.  In a letter dated 1985, George Knox attributed the drawing to Lorenzo Tiepolo.  However, J. Byam Shaw, who wrote to the owner of the work in 1989, was more convinced that the study was by Domenico and even suggested that Giovanni Battista may have executed it.  Byam Shaw did point out that the model used in the present sheet must be the same as in Domenico Tiepolo's etching, Vecchio Barbuto, in the Raccolta di Teste series.

This drawing is clearly based on or influenced by Domenico's head studies.  The highly finished nature and execution of this work suggest that it may have been intended for a print, or have been made after a lost painting. 

1. A. Rizzi, L'opera grafica dei Tiepolo Le Acqueforti, Milan 1971, p. 258, no. 174, reproduced p. 359

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