A Venetian Couple Seen from Behind, at Festival
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

A Venetian Couple Seen from Behind, at Festival

Live Auction: 27 January 2021 • New York

A Venetian Couple Seen from Behind, at Festival
A Venetian Couple Seen from Behind, at Festival
A Venetian Couple Seen from Behind, at Festival
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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

A Venetian Couple Seen from Behind, at Festival

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

A Venetian Couple Seen from Behind, at Festival

A Venetian Couple Seen from Behind, at Festival

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

Description

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Venice 1696 - 1770 Madrid

A Venetian Couple Seen from Behind, at Festival


Pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk

238 by 192 mm; 9 3/8 by 7 1/2 in

Condition report

Hinge mounted to a modern mount. There is a small loss to the upper left corners and a nick to the left half of the lower edge. There is scattered foxing throughout and old mount staining to the extremities. The penwork remains reasonably strong throughout but there has been some drop back in the washes. The drawing remains in predominantly good condition. Sold unframed.


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Provenance

Private Collection, New York;
sale, New York, Sotheby's, 21 January 2004, lot 95 (as Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo)

Catalogue note

In the way these two elegant figures are viewed, this sheet is similar to a drawing by Giambattista showing punchinelli at a masquerade, especially as regards the pose of the lady on the right.1

1.  Private collection; G. Knox, Tiepolo, a Bicentenary Exhibition, 1770-1970, exh. cat., Cambridge, Mass., Fogg Art Museum, 1970, cat. 85