- Lorenzo Baldissera Tiepolo
- 款識：具藍色墨水標記 N 319
- 11 3/8 x 8 3/4 英寸；290 x 224 毫米
Sold: St. Priest, Paris, January 7, 1920;
Pierre Geismar, Paris (L.2078b)
his sale: Lasquin/Bien, Paris, November 15, 1928, lot 125 (as Giovanni Battista Tiepolo)
Acquired at this sale by Georges-Jules Prat (1886-1951)
By inheritance to Louis-Antoine and Veronique Prat, Paris (L.3617)
Sold: Paris, December 5, 1984 (as Giovanni Battista Tiepolo)
Sold: Sotheby's, London, July 3, 1989, lot 123
Acquired at the above sale by A. Alfred Taubman
This handsome and dynamic early drawing is inspired by Giambattista Tiepolo's series of etchings known as Scherzi di Fantasia. The dating of the etchings has been much debated, but they are generally believed to have been conceived and executed in the late 1740s and into the 1750s. Drawings by the elder Tiepolo that relate to this series are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (G. Knox, Tiepolo Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1960, nos. 106-128, reproduced).
A very similar drawing by Lorenzo Tiepolo is in a Belgian private collection (see d'Hulst, op. cit., no. 75). The seated figure that appears at the lower left of the present sheet is seen on the lower right of the Belgian drawing. A drawing by Giambattista Tiepolo inscribed N.315, in the same hand, now in the Morgan Library (inv. 1983.47), was formerly in the collection of Janos Scholz (Venice, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Disegni veneti della collezione Janos Scholz, 1957, no. 68, reproduced).