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DAY & FABER master drawings

    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Venice 1696 - Madrid 1770)

    a half-length study of a male nude

    Description:

    red chalk, heightened with white, on blue paper
    132 x 178 mm.

    Provenance:

    Benigno Bossi (1727 – 1792) ?
    Henry S. Williams, New York
    Sale, Sotheby’s, London, 20 March 1973, lot 155 (£850 to Stein)
    Adolf Stein, Crans-sur-Sierre
    Purchased from the above by George Walker in 1977
    By 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”

    a half-length study of a male nude