Attributed to Francesco Zugno
Design for an Oval Ceiling: Minerva, Fame, and Fortitude
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk on paper.
16 3/8 x 13 1/16 inches (415 x 333 mm)
Inscribed in pencil at lower right, J. Tiepolo; on verso in pencil at upper left, No. 16; in red chalk at top right, E 699; in pencil at lower left, Lugt No. 1223 in purple crayon, (Slg. Vallardi); in pencil, J. B. Tiepolo (?); in purple crayon at right of center, Sammlung Vallardi.
Giuseppe Vallardi, Milan (L. 1223); Frères Vallardi (Pietro Giuseppe and Francesco Santo), Milan (L. 2477); Philip Son & Neale, London, until 1961; purchased from P & D Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London.
Watermark: "FV" surmounted by a crown.
Vallardi, Giuseppe, 1784-1861, former owner.
Vallardi, Pietro Giuseppe, former owner.
Vallardi, Francesco Santo, former owner.