Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Venice 1696 - Madrid 1770)
a half-length study of a male nude
red chalk, heightened with white, on blue paper132 x 178 mm.
Benigno Bossi (1727 – 1792) ?Henry S. Williams, New YorkSale, Sotheby’s, London, 20 March 1973, lot 155 (£850 to Stein)Adolf Stein, Crans-sur-SierrePurchased from the above by George Walker in 1977By descent
George Knox, Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo: a study and catalogue raisonnée of the chalk drawings, Oxford University Press, 1980, Vol. I, page 249, no. M. 332: “Perhaps a study for the Throne-Room at Madrid”
Ashmolean Museum, For the Love of Drawing: Drawings from an Oxfordshire Private Collection, 3 June to 18 August 2002