Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
Punchinello Takes Part in a "Triumph of Flora"
ca. 1797-1804
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper.
11 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches (292 x 413 mm)
Gift of Lore Heinemann, in memory of her husband, Dr. Rudolf J. Heinemann.

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Signed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "Domo Tiepolo f.".

Anonymous collection, London; sale, London, Sotheby's, 6 July 1920, part of lot 41; Richard Owen, Paris; Countess Wachtmeister; sale, London; Sotheby's, 15 December 1954, lot 107, repr; Tomas Harris, 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. 114, repr.


Watermark: letters "GAF" in double walled paisley-heart shape.
This drawing is a parody by Domenico Tiepolo of his father Giambattista's painting The Triumph of Flora, commissioned by Francesco Algarotti for the Dresden court in 1743 and now in the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco. Here, the nude figure of Flora in the painting is replaced by a young lady in contemporary dress escorted and received by Punchinellos. --Exhibition Label, from "Tiepolo, Guardi, and Their World: Eighteenth-Century Venetian Drawings"

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Owen, Richard, former owner.
Wachtmeister, Countess, former owner.
Harris, Tomás, 1908-1964, former owner.
Heinemann, Rudolf J., former owner.
Heinemann, Lore, former owner.