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* Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo,

Property from the Collection of Philip and Muriel Berman


Venice 1727 - 1804
VENICE 1727 - 1804
SAINT ANTHONY PREACHING TO THE FISH, ACCOMPANIED BY A CROWD OF PEOPLE
signed, lower right: Dom. Tiepolo f
pen and brown ink and wash
167 by 263mm; 6 9/16 by 10 3/8 in
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Provenance

John Barnard (L.1419, on a piece of the old mount);
Van Parijs (L.2531, with numbering 241);
Sale, Amsterdam, 8 January 1875 (according to old inscription on catalogue entry attached to mount); 
Heinrich Kaspar Lempertz (L.1337);
Vinzent Mayer (L.2525);
sale, London, Sotheby's, 15 June 1983, lot 106 (purchased by Philip and Muriel Berman)

Catalogue Note

According to legend, St. Anthony went to the seaside to preach to the fish when the people of Rimini would no longer listen to him. At least four other drawings of the subject by Giandomenico are known, two formerly on the art market and two in Stuttgart (see James Byam Shaw, The Drawings of Domenico Tiepolo, London 1962, p. 75, no. 16, reproduced, and George Knox, Tiepolo, Drawings...from the Graphisches Sammlung Staatsgalerie Stuttgart..., 1971, nos 21 and 39, reproduced). The present sheet can be dated circa 1755-60. 

Old Master Drawings

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