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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

St. Anthony of Padua with the Christ Child and Angels

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

St. Anthony of Padua with the Christ Child and Angels

St. Anthony of Padua with the Christ Child and Angels

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

8,820

USD

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

Venice 1727 - 1804

St. Anthony of Padua with the Christ Child and Angels


Pen and brown ink and wash;

signed in brown ink, lower right: Dom Tiepolo f and bears numbering, upper left: 5

260 by 184 mm; 10 1/4 by 7 3/8 in

Window mounted on an old decorative backing which has subsequently been hinge mounted to a modern mount. There is an old repair to the lower left corner and a small repaired hole to the lower centre. The drawing remains in otherwise very fine condition 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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Horace Walpole;
Earl Beauchamp,
his sale, London, Christie's, 15 June 1965, lot 22;
with H. Shickman Gallery, New York,
where acquired, 1970

Giandomenico's extensive series of drawings of St. Anthony of Padua may have been inspired by his father's altarpiece of the subject painted in his last years for the church of San Pascual at Aranjuez, part of a commission for seven paintings possibly executed with the help of his sons. The subject had, however, also been very popular with Spanish artists of the seventeenth century. Byam Shaw observed that this is one of the most charming series among the artist's religious works1, with other drawings comparable to the present lot in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Morgan Library, New York.2


1. J. Byam Shaw, The Drawings of Domenico Tiepolo, London 1962, pp. 34-35, pl. 27

2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, inv. no. 1975.1.480; The Morgan Library, New York, inv. nos. 1996.113-116