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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
A STANDING MAN SEEN FROM BEHIND, WITH A SWORD
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
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341
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
A STANDING MAN SEEN FROM BEHIND, WITH A SWORD
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
VENICE 1696 - 1770 MADRID
A STANDING MAN SEEN FROM BEHIND, WITH A SWORD
Pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk, all four corners cut;
bears pen and brown ink inscription on the back of the mount:  Tiepoletto, veneziano 1760 and also bears letters and numbering:  254 Fr 6=6
166 by 100 mm
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Provenance

Probably from the album Tomo terzo de caricature;
probably Count Bernardino Algarotti Corniani;
probably Breadalbane family;
Langton House, Dun, Berwickshire;
sale, Edinburgh, Dowells, 25 March 1925, lot 1004 (bought by J. Grant, bookseller, Edinburgh);
Arthur Kay, Edinburgh;
sale, London, Christie's, 9 April 1943;
Private Collection, Venice;
Private Collection, Florence

Catalogue Note

The present caricature and the one offered in lot 346 both depict men seen from behind, dressed in similar attire and with similarly styled wigs.  These, like the caricature in lot 337, probably all come from the album entitled:  Tomo terzo de caricature (see Provenance). This lot and lot 346 can, however, be compared with a group of caricatures from the Robert Lehman Collection, now housed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, which also have their corners cut.1

1. J.Byam Shaw and George Knox, Italian Eighteenth-Century Drawings in the Robert Lehman Collection, Princeton 1987, nos. 99-111.

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