94
94
* Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
Venice 1727 - 1804
THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST
Estimate
18,00022,000
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94
* Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
Venice 1727 - 1804
THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST
Estimate
18,00022,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Old Master Drawings

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* Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
Venice 1727 - 1804
VENICE 1727 - 1804
THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST
signed in brown ink, lower center: Dom Tiepolo f
bears numbering in brown ink, upper left: 45
pen and brown ink and wash
282 by 203mm; 11 1/8 by 7 15/16 in
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Provenance

Possibly Francesco Guardi;
Horace Walpole (formerly in an album bearing his bookplate);
The Rt. Hon. the Earl Beauchamp, D. L., J. P., his sale (the dispersal of the album), London, Christie's, 15 June 1965, lot 7, reproduced;
Lucien Goldschmidt, New York;
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Francis Avnet;
acquired in 1980 by John and Alice Steiner

Exhibited

New York, American Federation of the Arts, Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Avnet, circulating exhibition 1969-70, cat. no. 91, reproduced;
Santa Barbara, California, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Old Master Drawings from the Collection of John and Alice Steiner, 1986, cat. no. 44, reproduced 

Catalogue Note

This subject was one to which Giandomenico returned many times, creating numerous variations on the theme. There were thirteen in the Beauchamp sale, and a large group is in Stuttgart. There is only one known painting of the subject by the artist, in the Museo Stibbert, Florence, but it is horizontal in format and cannot be directly related to the drawings (see A. Mariuz, Giandomenico Tiepolo, Venice 1971, pl. 305). 

Old Master Drawings

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