Christ Stripped of His Garments
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

Christ Stripped of His Garments

Live Auction: 27 January 2021 • New York

Christ Stripped of His Garments
Christ Stripped of His Garments
Christ Stripped of His Garments
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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

Christ Stripped of His Garments

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

Christ Stripped of His Garments

Christ Stripped of His Garments

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

Description

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

Venice 1727 - 1804

Christ Stripped of His Garments


Pen and brown ink;

signed in brown ink, lower right: Dom Tiepolo f

204 by 152 mm; 8 by 6 in

Condition report

Hinge mounted to a blue paper backing. There is scattered foxing throughout the sheet, in particular to the right half. There is some minor toning to the sheet however the pen and brown ink remains in very good condition throughout with the overall image strong. Sold unframed.


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Provenance

With Galerie Gosselin, Paris,
where acquired, 1965

Catalogue note

In its great stylistic freedom, this drawing, executed solely in pen and ink, fits securely within a group of at least fourteen sheets by Giandomenico depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ.1 These are all drawn in the same technique, characterized by closely hatched lines used to define the areas of shade, and a total absence of the shading washes that Giandomenico more usually employed.


The present drawing can be considered a relatively early work, executed circa 1760, as suggested by Byam Shaw for the aformentioned group of drawings of the Passion.2 Other highly comparable sheets, similarly depicting scenes from the Passion, can be found in, for example, the collections of the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg3 and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.4


1. For the whereabouts of the group, see B. Aikema and M. Tuijn, Tiepolo in Holland, Works by Giambattista Tiepolo and His Circle in Dutch Collections, exhib. cat., Rotterdam, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, 1996, p. 124, no. 54, and p. 127 notes 1-7

2. J. Byam Shaw, The Drawings of Domenico Tiepolo, London 1962, p. 35

3. A.M. Gealt and G. Knox, Giandomenico Tiepolo. Maestria e gioco. Disegni dal mondo, exhib. cat., Udine, Castello di Udine, and Bloomington, Indiana University Art Museum, 1996-1997, p. 154, no. 78, reproduced

4. J. Byam Shaw and G. Knox, Italian 18th Century Drawings, The Robert Lehman Collection, VI, New York and Princeton 1987, p. 147, no. 120, reproduced