Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
1727-1804
The Presentation of the Fiancée
Pen and brown ink, brown and gray wash, over black chalk, on paper.
11 5/16 x 16 inches (287 x 406 mm)
Gift of Lore Heinemann, in memory of her husband, Dr. Rudolf J. Heinemann.
1997.70
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Martin Wilson; Dr. Rudolf J. and Lore Heinemann, New York.
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Stampfle, Felice, and Cara D. Denison. Drawings from the Collection of Lore and Rudolf Heinemann. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, no. 112, repr.

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Watermark: coat of arms with letters "CS" inside. Poor quality beta radiograph of upper half of watermark. Watermark, beta radiograph. Coat of arm with letters CS 142912wm_1997_70_WM_beta.jpg
Accompanied by her fiancé, the bride to be is received with open arms by her prospective mother-in-law. Characteristically, the artist lifted the motif of the hunchbacked maid seen from behind from another of his drawings, a chalk study in the Museo Correr, Venice. --Exhibition Label, from "Tiepolo, Guardi, and Their World: Eighteenth-Century Venetian Drawings"

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Wilson, Martin, former owner.
Heinemann, Rudolf J., former owner.
Heinemann, Lore, former owner.

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