Description & Technical information

Medium: Pen and brown ink and brown wash
Dimensions: 28.4 x 20.4 cm (11¹/₈ x 8 inches)
Provenance: Part of an album of drawings, with provenance as follows
Giuseppe Maria Tiepolo, the monastery of the Padri Somaschi, Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
Probably Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Venice, until 1804
Probably by descent to his widow, Margherita Moscheni, Venice
Possibly Conte Leopoldo Cicognara, Venice
Antonio Canova, Venice, by c.1810
By descent to his half-brother, Monsignor Giovanni Battista Sartori-Canova, Possagno
Francesco Pesaro, Venice
Purchased from him in 1842 by Edward Cheney, London and Badger Hall, Badger, Shropshire
By descent to his nephew, Col. Alfred Capel Cure, of Badger Hall, Badger, Shropshire and Blake Hall, Ongar, Essex
His sale, London, Sotheby’s, 29 April 1885, part of lot 1024 (nine volumes of drawings, bt. Parsons for £15)
E. Parsons and Sons, London
Possibly a private collection (Earls of Ranfurly?), Ireland
William Fagg, Sydenham
Messrs. B.T. Batsford, London
Their sale, London, Christie’s, 14 July 1914, part of lot 49 (three volumes of drawings, bt. Parsons for £120)
E. Parsons and Sons, London
Richard Owen, Paris, by whom the album broken up and dispersed
Probably Savile Gallery, London, in 1928
The present sheet in a private collection, Paris, by 1971
Anonymous sale, Paris, Artcurial, 30 March 2011, lot 50
Arturo Cuéllar-Nathan, Zurich.

Literature: Paris, Orangerie des Tuileries, Venise au dix-huitième siècle: Peintures, dessins et gravures des collections françaises, exhibition catalogue, 1971, p.164, no.248; Probably Giuseppe Pavanello, Canova collezionista di Tiepolo, Monfalcone, 1996.

Exhibitions: Probably London, The Savile Gallery, Tiepolo Exhibition, May 1928, probably no.20 (Family Group), no.26 (The Holy Family) or no.38 (Madonna and Child, St. Joseph and Attendant Angels); Paris, Orangerie des Tuileries, Venise au dix-huitième siècle, 1971, no.248; New York, Michael Altman Fine Art, and Zurich, Art Cuéllar-Nathan, In Pursuit of Timeless Quality, 2016, unnumbered.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints