Scherzo di Fantasia: Standing Warrior and King with Five Attendants
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid)
Pen and brown ink, brush with pale and dark brown wash, over leadpoint or black chalk
13-7/8 x 10-15/16 in. (35.2 x 27.8 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1937
Not on view
Marking: The watermark is similar to the one listed as no. 30 in Jacob Bean and Felice Stampfle, Drawings from New York Collections, vol. III, The 18th Century in Italy, New York 1971.
? Previously owned by Eugène Rodrigues (Paris 1853–?1928)(according to Biron inventory)According to Biron inventory, no. 88 (see Department Archives) this drawing was in the Rodrigues collection (1853-19--), but it does not have his stamp.; Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron (1859–1939)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from New York Collections. III: The Eighteenth Century in Italy," January 30, 1971–March 21, 1971.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "18th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 1990–December 9, 1990.
Otto Benesch Venetian Drawings of the Eighteenth Century in America. New York, 1947, cat. no. 20, fig. no. 20, p. 31, ill.
Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, vol. III: Eighteenth Century Italian Drawings. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1971, pp. 50-51, no. 96, ill.
James Byam Shaw "The Biron Collection of Venetian Eighteenth-Century Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Metropolitan Museum Journal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 3, New York, 1971, p. 244.
Maria Santifaller "Zur Graphik Giambattista Tiepolos" in Pantheon. vol. 33, no. 4, Oktober / November / Dezember. 1975, fig. no. p. 329, p. 328, ill.
Irina Grigorieva Disegni dell'Europa Occidentale dall'Ermitage di Leningrado. Exh. cat., Uffizi. Florence, Italy, 1982, cat. no. 34, p. 37.
Irina Grigorieva, Asja Kantor-Gukovskja I grandi disgni italiani delle collezioni dell'Ermitage di Leningrado.. Milan, , cat. no. 63.
Jacob Bean, William M. Griswold 18th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, cat. no. 230, fig. no. 230, pp. 236-38, ill.