Alphonse Legros, his sale, London, Sotheby's, 3 July 1918, lot 107a; Matsukata Collection, Japan; sale, London, Sotheby's, 2 July 1984, lot 114
G. Knox, Un Quaderno di Vedute di Giambattista e Domenico Tiepolo, Milan 1974, no. 14 (with incorrect illustration)
This veduta belongs to a series of landscape drawings which seem to have been made by both Giovanni Battista and Domenico Tiepolo between the spring of 1757 and the summer of 1759. Almost all are executed in pen and wash, and represent a variety of urban and country views, and studies of gates.
Window mounted. Very light foxing, more visible in the upper section of the sheet. Some surface dirt. Overall in good condition, medium remains strong.Sold in a wooden and gilded frame In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.