47
47
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
HEAD OF A CHERUB
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
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47
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
HEAD OF A CHERUB
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
VENICE 1696 - 1770 MADRID
HEAD OF A CHERUB
Pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk;
bears numbering in purple chalk on the backing sheet: 86
242 by 183 mm; 9 1/2  by 7 1/4  in
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Provenance

Given by the artist to the Library of the Somasco Convent, Santa Maria della Salute, Venice;
Count Leopoldo Cicognara, Venice;
Antonio Canova, the sculptor,
thence by descent to his half-brother, Monsignor Giovanni Battista Sartori-Canova;
Francesco Pesaro, Venice;
Edward Cheney, Badger Hall, Shropshire, by 1842,
thence by inheritance to his brother-in-law, Col. Alfred Capel-Cure, Blake Hall, Essex,
his sale, London, Sotheby's 29 April 1885, lot 1024, where acquired by E. Parsons;
The Earl of Ranfurly;
with P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London;
Richard Owen, Paris

Catalogue Note

This handsome drawing depicting the head of a cherub belongs to the large group of 93 head studies that were bound together with the Holy Family series (see also lot 39).  Giovanni Battista Tiepolo has, with very simple lines and touches of wash, created a tender and expressive image.

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