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Turkish Lancer and Onlookers Approaching a Town

Artist:
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1727–1804 Venice)
Date:
1760–70
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and pale brown wash, over black chalk; framing outlines by the artist in pen and brown ink
Dimensions:
Frame: 18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm) Sheet: 11 1/4 x 16 3/16 in. (28.5 x 41.1 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.165.67
Not on view
This sheet belongs to a group of drawings by the Venetian painter Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo of Ottoman Turkish horsemen and chieftains riding or resting in idyllic landscapes, accompanied by exotically clad attendants. Tiepolo's compositions generally reflect the contemporary artistic and literary taste in Venice for tales of exotic Eastern romance.
Signature: Signed in pen and dark brown ink at lower left, "Dom.o Tiepolo f"

Marking: The watermark is not listed in Briquet, but is similar in type to nos. 2 (esp.) and 3 in Jacob Bean and Felice Stampfle, Drawings from New York Collections, vol. III, The 18th Century in Italy, New York, 1971.
Collector's mark at bottom right (Lugt 1768)
Baron Louis-Auguste de Schwiter (German, Nienburg, Hannover 1805–1889 Paris); Hôtel Drouot, Paris- Schwiter sale, salle 3, Apr. 20-21, 1883No. 149; Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron (1859–1939); Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron (1859–1939)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Tiepolo and His Contemporaries," March 14, 1938–April 24, 1938.

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.

Institut du Monde Arabe. "Moments of Vision: Venice and the Islamic World, ca. 1300–1700," October 2, 2006–February 18, 2007.

Palazzo Ducale, Venice. "Venezia e l'Islam, 828-1797," July 28, 2007–November 25, 2007.

Schwiter (Baron Louis Auguste de) Collection. Sale cat., April, 20-21. Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Paris, 1883, cat. no. 149, p. 72.

Eduard Sack Giambattista und Domenico Tiepolo. Hamburg, 1910, cat. no. 143, p. 322.

Harry B. Wehle Tiepolo and His Contemporaries. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1938, cat. no. 75, fig. no. 75, ill.

James Byam Shaw The Drawings of Domenico Tiepolo.. London and Boston, 1962, p. 40.

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, p. 100, no. 244 (with an erroneous inv. no.), 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. 246.

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. 261, fig. no. 261, pp. 262-63, ill.

George Knox, Adelheid M. Gealt Giandomenico Tiepolo. Disegni dal mondo Exh. cat., Udine, Italy, Castello di Udine, September 14 - December 31, 1996. Milan, 1996, cat. no. 20, p. 240.

Linda Wolk-Simon "Domenico Tiepolo. Drawings, Prints, and Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." the Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 54, no. 3, New York, Winter 1996-1997, fig. no. 80, p. 53, ill.

Stefano Carboni Venezia e l'Islam, 828-British Museum, London–1797 Exh. at Palazzo Ducale, Venice (July 28–November 25, 2007). Venice, 2007, cat. no. no. 33, fig. no. p. 154 (color), pp. 154, 330, ill.



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