Centaur Abducting a Satyress

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1727–1804 Venice)

Pen and dark brown ink, brush and gray-brown wash, over black chalk
7-5/8 x 10-13/16 in. (19.4 x 27.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Signed in pen and dark brown ink at lower left, "Domo. Tiepolo f".

    Inscription: Numbered in pen and brown ink at upper left corner, "10" (possibly trimmed at left border); numbered in pen and brown ink on verso, "350."

    Marking: Collector's mark in blue at lower right (Lugt 1768).

  • Provenance

    Baron Louis-Auguste de Schwiter (German, Nienburg, Hannover 1805–1889 Paris); Hôtel Drouot, Parissalle 3, April 20-21, 1883, no. 144; Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron ; Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron

  • References

    Profil du Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York, de Ramses à Picasso. Exh. cat., May 15 - Sept. 1. Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, Bordeaux, 1981, cat. no. 141, fig. no. 141.

    Schwiter (Baron Louis Auguste de) Collection. Sale cat., April, 20-21. Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Paris, 1883, cat. no. 144, p. 71.

    Eduard Sack Giambattista und Domenico Tiepolo. Hamburg, 1910, cat. no. 138, p. 322.

    Giulio Lorenzetti Frescos Exhibition Ca' Rezzonico, Venice. Ex. cat. Ca' Rezzonico, Venice, 1938, cat. no. 74, fig. no. pl. 38, ill.

    James Byam Shaw The Drawings of Domenico Tiepolo.. London and Boston, 1962, p. 41.

    James Byam Shaw "The Biron Collection of Venetian Eighteenth-Century Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." in The Metropolitan Museum Journal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 3, New York, 1971, p. 246.

    Jean Cailleux "L'Art du Dix-huitième Siècle" An Advertisement Supplement to The Burlington Magazine. vol. 116, London, 1974, cat. no. 51, fig. no. 44, pp. 18-19, ill.

    James Byam Shaw and George Knox The Robert Lehman Collection, vol. VI, Italian Eighteenth Century Drawings. vol. 6, New York, 1987, cat. no. no. 140, p. 171.

    Jacob Bean, William M. Griswold 18th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, cat. no. 250, fig. no. 250, p. 255, ill.

    Daumier Drawings. Exh. cat., Frankfurt, Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Nov. 17, 1992 - Jan. 17, 1993; MMA, Feb. 26 - May 2, 1993. Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Frankfurt and New York, 1993, fig. no. 14, p. 14, ill.

  • See also