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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
A STAG BY A RIVERBANK
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 23,750 USD
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43
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
A STAG BY A RIVERBANK
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 23,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
VENICE 1727 - 1804
A STAG BY A RIVERBANK
Pen and brown ink and wash;
signed in pen and brown ink, lower left: Dom. Tiepolo f.
183 by 251 mm; 7 1/2  by 9 7/8  in
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Provenance

Sale, London, Sotheby's, 2 July 1990, lot 78;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 July 2003, lot 57

Catalogue Note

This beautiful representation of a stag is, like the artist's other studies of animals, generally considered to be a late work from the period when Giandomenico was painting frescoes for the Villa Tiepolo-Duodo at Zianigo, near Padua. James Byam Shaw dates this work after Giandomenico's return from Spain in 1770, at which point, following Giambattista's death, the villa passed to Domenico and one of his sisters. One of the five overdoors on the second floor of the Villa, all of animal subjects, executed in a green ochre and white tonality, includes a herd of stags and deer (see J. Byam Shaw, 'The remaining Frescoes in the Villa Tiepolo at Zianigo', The Burlington Magazine, November 1959, pp.391-395, fig. 35). Giandomenico seems to have used a variety of sources for his drawings of animals. J. Byam Shaw has pointed out his debt to prints by Stefano della Bella as well as to one by Johann Elias Ridinger.1

1. J. Byam Shaw, The Drawings of Domenico Tiepolo, London 1962, pp.42-45

Old Master Drawings

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