Lot 3425 - A178 Old Master Drawings - Friday, 23. September 2016, 11.30 AM

TIEPOLO, GIOVANNI DOMENICO

(1727 Venice 1804), attributed
Rest on the Flight into Egypt. Circa 1745/50.
Oil on paper, laid on canvas.
39 x 30 cm. In a frame of the 18th century.

Based on first-hand inspection of the original, Prof. Bernard Aikema has attributed the present work as an early work by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo. The impressive quality of this oil study has hitherto been considered to be a work by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. We thank Prof. Aikema for his academic guidance and support.

Provenance:
- Heim Gallery, London.
- Abell Collection, New York.
- Jan Mitchel Collection, New York.
- Galerie Bader, Lucerne.

Literature:
- B. Nicolson, Review of Faces and Figures of the Baroque. A magnificent Tiepolo grisaille study for a altar-piece, for S. Massimo, Padua;
In: The Burlington Magazine. Januar 1972, p.40 ill. 25.

A very similar oil study is held in the collection of the Kunsthaus Zürich.

CHF 20 000 / 30 000

€ 17 540 / 26 320

Sold for CHF 24 500 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.