Attributed to Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

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Attributed to Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
1726?-1804
Seated Old Monk Reading a Book
Black and white chalk, on blue paper.
9 7/8 x 7 5/16 inches (250 x 185 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1983.45

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Inscribed at lower right, in black chalk, "Tiep[...]"; on verso, in pen and brown ink, "Tiepolo".

Provenance: 
Armand-François-Louis de Mestral de St. Saphorin, Switzerland; Alfred Bovet, Switzerland?; Eugène Burnand, Sepey, Switzerland (no mark; see Lugt S. 314d); acquired in 1972 in Geneva by János Scholz, New York (see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 308.

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Watermark: none.
Possibly a study for the figure of St. Jerome.

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Saint-Saphorin, Armand-François-Louis de Mestral de, 1738-1805, former owner.
Bovet, Alfred, b. 1859, former owner.
Burnand, Eugène, 1850-1921, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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