Lorenzo Tiepolo

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Lorenzo Tiepolo
Head of St. Anne
Black chalk, with touches of red and blue chalk, on paper.
14 13/16 x 11 1/8 inches (378 x 283 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

Watermark: none.
Presumably based on the drawing of an old man recently on the art market (sale, London, Sotheby's, 15 June 1983, lot 91, repr. as by Giovanni Battista; but, in the opinion of Byam Shaw, also by Lorenzo). See his discussion of a similar subject in the Lugt Collection, Paris (The Italian Drawings of the Frits Lugt Collection, Paris, 1983, I, no. 266), which he attributes to Giovanni Battista and which Knox attributes to Domenico, connecting it with the latter's altarpiece Four Olivetan Saints now in the Museo Civico, Verona. Byam Shaw further suggests that the Lugt drawing (as well as those by both sons) is derived from the bronze bust of Seneca by Guido Reni, now in the Museo Arqueologico, Madrid.


Inscribed on verso, possibly an autograph signature, in pen and brown ink, "Lorenzo Tiepolo / Pitor // 8 fc.m."

Domenico Tiepolo's pupil Johann Dominik Bossi, Munich; his daughter, Maria Theresa Caroline Bossi, Stuttgart; her husband, Carl Christian Friedrich Beyerlen, Stuttgart; sale, Stuttgart, H.G. Gutekunst, 27 March 1882, possibly lot 628; von Solms-Braufels; sale, Amsterdam, de Fries, 24 January 1922, lot 546; William Bateson, London (Lugt S. 2604a); his sale, London, Sotheby's, 23 April 1929, lot 114; Ray Lewis, San Francisco; from whom purchased in 1956 by János Scholz, New York (see Lugt S. 2933b).
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Bossi, Johann Dominik, 1767-1853, former owner.
Bossi, Maria Theresa Caroline, 1825-1881, former owner.
Beyerlen, Carl Christian Friedrich, 1826-1881, former owner.
Bateson, William, 1861-1926, former owner.
Lewis, Ray, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.


Muraro, Michelangelo. Venetian Drawings from the Collection János Scholz. Venice : N. Pozza, 1957, no. 76, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 308-309.

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