Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
1727-1804
The Flight into Egypt
ca. 1785-1791
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper.
18 1/4 x 14 3/16 inches (464 x 361 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 147
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Signed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "Dom.o[o in superscript above period] Tiepolo f."
Watermark: Crowned eagle, with spread wings, over letters "GFA".

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Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.
Bibliography: 

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, IV, 147, repr.
Stampfle, Felice, and Jacob Bean. Drawings from New York collections. III: The eighteenth century in Italy. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1971, no. 256, repr.

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Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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