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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
A FRIEZE OF HEAD STUDIES
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
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54
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
A FRIEZE OF HEAD STUDIES
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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New York

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
VENICE 1696 - 1770 MADRID
A FRIEZE OF HEAD STUDIES
Pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk
58 by 215 mm; 2 1/4  by 8 1/2  in
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Provenance

Sale, London, Christie's, 4 July 2006, lot 42

Catalogue Note

Rather unusual within Giovanni Battista's surviving oeuvre, this animated sheet of head studies drawn in  pen and brown ink over black chalk is a wonderful collection of rapidly drawn sketches that demonstrate the way in which the artist, with such economy of line, could produce these delightful and lively character studies.

Here Tiepolo has assembled a cast of head studies, of mainly bearded orientals, some wearing hats, in a frieze-like composition.  Another similarly composed assembly of heads by Giovanni Battista was sold in these Rooms on 10 January 1995, lot 14 (A sheet of Studies of Heads of Orientals and Warriors).

Old Master Drawings

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New York