Red chalk, heightened with white chalk, on blue laid paper
275 x 209 mm
Simeon B. Williams Fund
Extended information about this artwork
Otto Benesch, Venetian Drawings of the Eighteenth Century in America (New York, 1947), p. 33, no. 32 (ill.).
Hans Tietze, European Master Drawings in the United States (New York, 1947), pp. 178-179, no. 89 (ill.).
Harold Joachim and Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Italian Drawings in the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago and London, 1979), p. 80, no. 122, pl. 129.
Harold Joachim, Italian Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries and Spanish Drawings of the 17th through 19th Centuries (Chicago, 1979), p. 51, no. 2B8.
George Knox, Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo: A Study and Catalogue Raisonné of the Chalk Drawings (Oxford, 1980), p. 275, no. M.552.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings: Old and New,” 1946, p. 25, cat. 51, pl. IV, cat. by Carl O. Schniewind.
New York, Wildenstein and Company, “Master Drawings from The Art Isntitute of Chicago,” October 17-November 30, 1963, n.p., cat. 15, as “Turbaned Head.”
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Italian Drawings at The Art Institute of Chicago,” 1979-1980, cat. 122, cat. by Harold Joachim and Suzanne Folds McCullagh; traveled to Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Eighteenth Century Venetian Drawings,” January 11-May 5, 1985.
Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Art Museums, “Tiepolo and His Circle; Drawings in American Collections,” October 12-December 15, 1996, p. 288, cat. 107 (ill.), cat. by Bernard Aikema; New York, The Pierpont Morgan Library, January 13-April 13, 1997.
Johann Dominik Bossi (died 1853), Munich; by descent to his daughter, Maria Theresa Caroline Bossi (died 1881), and her husband, Carl Christian Friedrich Beyerlen (died 1881), Stuttgart [according to Knox 1980]; sold, H. G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart, March 27, 1882, to Dr. O. Eisenmann, Director of the Gallery at Cassel on behalf of Wilhelm Lübke (died 1893), Stuttgart [according to Knox 1980]; probably sold by the estate of Wilhelm Lübke to Joseph Baer & Sons, Frankfurt [according to Wendland’s oral history and Knox 1980]; sold to Dr. Hans Wendland, Lugano, after 1919 [according to Wedland’s oral history and Knox 1980]. Sold by A & R Ball, New York, to the Art Institute, 1942.
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