Recto: Study for the Assumption of the Virgin Verso: Studies of Drapery and two legs
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Recto: Study for the Assumption of the Virgin Verso: Studies of Drapery and two legs

Live Auction: 27 January 2021 • New York

Recto: Study for the Assumption of the Virgin Verso: Studies of Drapery and two legs
Recto: Study for the Assumption of the Virgin Verso: Studies of Drapery and two legs
Recto: Study for the Assumption of the Virgin Verso: Studies of Drapery and two legs
Recto: Study for the Assumption of the Virgin Verso: Studies of Drapery and two legs
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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Recto: Study for the Assumption of the Virgin Verso: Studies of Drapery and two legs

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 USD

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Recto: Study for the Assumption of the Virgin Verso: Studies of Drapery and two legs

Recto: Study for the Assumption of the Virgin Verso: Studies of Drapery and two legs

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 USD

Description

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Venice 1696 - 1770 Madrid

Recto: Study for the Assumption of the Virgin

Verso: Studies of Drapery and two legs


Pen and brown ink and brown wash over black chalk (recto); Black chalk (verso)

264 by 333 mm; 10 3/8 by 13 1/8 in

Condition report

Window mounted to a modern backing. There is a small loss to the upper left corner and a shallow crease along the four edges where the sheet has been window mounted. There is light surface dirt to the extremities and a pin prick hole to the upper left corner and two to the upper right corner. There is a small tear, roughly 5cm below the upper right corner and a very slight hanging line running down the centre of the sheet, only visible upon very close inspection. The drawing itself remains in very good condition, with the combination of media well preserved throughout. Sold unframed.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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Provenance

Private Collection, France;
with St. Luke's Gallery, Washington D.C., (as Venetian School, 18th Century),
where acquired, 1993

Literature

B. Aikema, Tiepolo and His Circle, Drawings in American Collections, Cambridge and New York, 1996, p. 7, no. 4, p. 8, fig 1.;
G. Knox, '1996: The Tiepolo Year,' Kunstchronik, 50 (1997), p. 3 (illus);
K. Christiansen, Review of 'Tiepolo and his Circle,' Master Drawings, 35 (1997), p. 296;
B. Aikema, 'La Formazione artistica di Giovan Battista Tiepolo: I disegni,' in Giambattista Tiepolo nel terzo centenario della nascita, Venice, 1998, vol. 1, pp. 21-22, vol. 2, p. 13 figs. 1-2;
G. Knox, A Panorama of Tiepolo Drawings, s.1., 2008, p. 14, pl. 1