Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid)
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, highlighted with white gouache, over black chalk
11 5/8 x 9 7/8in. (29.6 x 25.1cm)
Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1880
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink at center of verso (secondary paper support peeled away here), "Gio: Batta: Tiepolo Veneto," possibly by contemporary hand. Annotated on verso of secondary support, in blue crayon, "448-5," and "370" (crossed out); in black chalk, "Tiepolo"; in black crayon, "148" (crossed out). Along bottom border, in red crayon, "370"; in graphite, "382" (in circle, crossed out), and "370."
James Jackson Jarves; Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York); Donor: Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall.," 1895.
Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard Art Museums. "Italian Drawings at the Authur M. Sackler Museum," October 12, 1996–December 15, 1996.
Morgan Library & Museum, New York. "Italian Drawings at the Authur M. Sackler Museum," January 17, 1997–April 13, 1997.
Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, etc.; Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hand-book, no. 8, New York, 1895, cat. no. 370, p. 25.
Eduard Sack Giambattista und Domenico Tiepolo. Hamburg, 1910, fig. no. 280, p. 262, ill.
Joseph Breck "Paintings and Drawings by Tiepolo in the Metropolitan Museum" in Art in America. vol. 1, New York, 1913, p. 16.
Antonio Morassi "Sui disegni del Tiepolo nelle recenti mostre di Cambridge Mass. e di Stoccarda" Arte Veneta. vol. 24, Venice, 1970, fig. no. 430, p. 296, 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. 239, note 12, ill.
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. 191, fig. no. 191, pp. 202-03, ill.
Bernard Aikema, Margaret Tuijn Tiepolo in Holland. Works by Giambattista Tiepolo and his circle in Dutch collections Exh. cat., Rotterdam. Rotterdam, 1996, fig. no. 1, p. 22, ill.