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Pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, with black chalk and traces of charcoal, heightened with touches of white gouache, on ivory laid paper
Inscribed verso, bottom edge, in pen and brown ink: "'vdi 4 Marzo 1760 Venezia / dal Sig(r) Davide Ant(o) Fosati o ricevuto io Pietro Monaco / zecchini tre e questo per pagamento del Presente / disegno originale de Sig(r) Gio. Batta. Tiepolo al 260'"
40 × 24.7 cm (15 3/4 × 9 3/4 in.)
Helen Regenstein Collection
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George Knox, “A Group of Tiepolo Drawings Owned and Engraved by Pietro Monaco,” Master Drawings, III: 4 (1965), pp. 389-397, fig. 4.
Harold Joachim and Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Italian Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago and London, 1979), p. 78, no. 114, pl. 122.
Harold Joachim, Italian Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries and Spanish Drawings of the 17th through 19th Centuries (Chicago, 1979), pp. 46-47, no. 2A11.
Cambridge, Mass., Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, “Tiepolo: A Bicentenary Exhibition,” March 14-May 3, 1970, cat. 11, by George Knox.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Helen Regenstein Collection of European Drawings,” 1974, pp. 28-29, cat. 13 (ill.), by Harold Joachim.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “151 Italian Drawings from The Art Institute,” 1979-1980, cat. 114, by Harold Joachim and Suzanne Folds McCullagh; also traveled to Washington, D.C., The National Gallery of Art.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “18th Century Venetian Drawings,” January 11-May 5, 1985.
Given by Davide Antonio Fosati to Pietro Monaco, Venice, March 4, 1760 [inscription]. Galerie Pardo, Paris, 1963 [Cambridge, Mass. 1970]. Leo Franklyn, London, 1964 [Cambridge, Mass. 1970]. Sold by Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York, to the Art Institute, 1964.
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