Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
The Trinity in Glory. Verso: Sketches of flying figures
Pen and brown ink and wash, over red chalk, on light brown paper; verso: pen and brown ink; extraneous smudges of green, black, and brown paint.
10 3/4 x 11 15/16 inches (274 x 303 mm)

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Numbered on verso, in black chalk, "114".
Watermark: Letters "T" over "GB".

Monsignor Antidocola, Rome; acquired in 1955 in Rome by Janos Scholz, New York (see Lugt S. 2933b).

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 182-183.
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. 251, repr.
Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the Janos Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976, no. 138, repr.


A study for the the fresco representing the Mystery of the Trinity in the presbytery of the parish church of Casale sul Sile, near Treviso, painted by Domenico in 1781. Some aspects of the sketch were then reused a couple of years later when in 1783-84 Domenico developed ideas for his St. Leo in Glory fresco on the vault of of San Lio, Venice; an oil sketch in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, makes clear the relationship between the Morgan drawing and the more expansive composition that Domenico ultimately painted in S. Lio.

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Antidicola, Monsignor, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.