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111
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
CARICATURE OF A SEATED, HUNCHBACKED MAN WEARING GLASSES AND A CAP, HOLDING A BOOK, SEEN IN PROFILE 
Estimate
15,00018,000
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111
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
CARICATURE OF A SEATED, HUNCHBACKED MAN WEARING GLASSES AND A CAP, HOLDING A BOOK, SEEN IN PROFILE 
Estimate
15,00018,000
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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
VENICE 1696 - 1770 MADRID
CARICATURE OF A SEATED, HUNCHBACKED MAN WEARING GLASSES AND A CAP, HOLDING A BOOK, SEEN IN PROFILE 

Provenance

From the album Tomo terzo de caricature;
probably Count Bernardino Algarotti Corniani;
probably Breadalbane  family;
Langton House, Dun, Berwickshire;
sale, Edinburgh, Dowells, 25th March 1925, lot 1004 (bought by J. Grant, bookseller, Edinburgh);
Arthur Kay, Edinburgh;
sale, London, Christie's, 9 April 1943, lot 242g (bought by H. Calmann);
with H. Calmann, The Arcade Gallery, London, Drawings by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1943, no. 34(?);
Max Walter;
Anne Clark;
with Artemis, London, Master Prints and Drawings, 1990, no. 33

Catalogue Note

George Knox has proposed that this amusing caricature may represent an ecclesiastic.  It comes from an album of 107 caricatures, bound in gilt calf and titled 'Tomo terzo de caricature'.  The album was broken up at the time of the Christie's sale in 1943 and the contents are now scattered in public and private collections worldwide.  The drawings were almost all by Giambattista, and Knox believes they were mostly works from 1754-62. The album seems to have stayed in the possession of Giandomenico, and often served him as inspiration (see the previous lot).  Knox has suggested, when studying this sheet for a private publication, that it corresponds to no. 7 of the 'Tomo terzo de caricature'.

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