Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Man Pulling on a Rope
Pen and brown ink and wash, on paper.
8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches (210 x 146 mm)
Gift of Lore Heinemann, in memory of her husband, Dr. Rudolf J. Heinemann.

Watermark: Two crossed keys. Same as 1997.35.

Count Francesco Algarotti; probably by descent to his brother and heir, Count Bonomo Algarotti; his daughter Maria Algarotti-Corniani; her son Count Bernardino Algarotti-Corniani; Edward Cheney (no mark; see Lugt 444); his brother-in-law Colonel Alfred Capel Cure; sale, London, Sotheby's, 29 April 1885, presumably part of lot 1024; Anonymous collection, Ireland; William Fagg, Syndenham; Messrs. B.T. Batsford; sale, London, Christie's, 14 July 1914, lot 49; E. Parsons and Sons, London; Dr. Rudolf J. and Lore Heinemann, New York.

Stampfle, Felice, and Cara D. Denison. Drawings from the Collection of Lore and Rudolf Heinemann. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, no. 61, repr.

Associated names: 

Algarotti, Francesco, conte, 1712-1764, former owner.
Algarotti, Bonomo, 1706-1776, former owner.
Algarotti-Corniani, Maria, former owner.
Algarotti-Corniani, Bernardino, count, former owner.
Cheney, Edward, -1884, former owner.
Cure, Alfred Capel, former owner.
Fagg, William Buller, former owner.
Batsford, B. T., former owner.
Heinemann, Rudolf J., former owner.
Heinemann, Lore, former owner.