The gentleman represented here bears a strong resemblance to another caricature by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo of a seated, hunchbacked man wearing glasses and a cap, holding a book, seen in profile, who George Knox has suggested may represent an ecclesiastic.2
1. G. Knox, Tiepolo, A Bicentenary Exhibition, exhib. cat., Cambridge, Mass., Fogg Art Museum, 1970, no. 87
2. Sale, New York, Sotheby's, 25 January 2012, lot 111
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