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Venice 1696–Madrid 1770

Saints Catherine of Siena, Rose of Lima and Agnes of Montepulciano Holding the Christ Child

Pen and brown ink, brown wash over traces of black chalk

10 ⅝ x 6 ⅜   inches

270 x 162 mm


Probably Grigory Vladimirovich Orloff (1777–1826), by descent to

Prince Alexis Nikolayevich Orloff (1867–1916), Paris; his sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 30 April 1920, lot 128, illustrated; purchased for FF 2,200 by

M. Knoedler & Co., New York

P. & D. Colnaghi, London, 1938

Private collection, Switzerland


Chicago, The Art Institute, Paintings, Drawings and Prints by the Two Tiepolos. Giambattista and Giandomenico, 1938, cat. no. 49, illustrated (lent by P. & D. Colnaghi, London; cat. by D. Catton Rich)


D. Freiherr von Hadeln, Die Handzeichnungen von G. B. Tiepolo, Leipzig, 1927, vol. I, pp. 10, 28, pl. 38

G. Vigni, Disegni del Tiepolo, Trieste, 1942, p. 53, under cat. no. 138

T. Pignatti, ‘Tiepolo disegnatore e incisore,’ La Fiera Letteraria, 1951, III, pp. 3-4, under no. 24

G. Knox, Catalogue of the Tiepolo Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1960, pp. 19, 39

G. Knox, ‘The Orloff Album of Tiepolo Drawings,’ in The Burlington Magazine, vol. 103, no. 699, June 1961, pp. 273, 275, cat. no. 52

G. Vigni, Disegni del Tiepolo, Trieste, 1972, pp. 81-83, under cat. no. 152

T. Pignatti, ‘La nuova edizione del volume del Vigni sui disegni del Tiepolo a Trieste (review),’ Arte Veneta, vol. XXVII, p. 333

T. Pignatti, Tiepolo. Disegni scelti e annotati, Florence, 1974, under cat. no. XXXVIII

A. Rizzi, Giambattista Tiepolo. Disegni dai Civici Musei di Stori e Arte di Trieste, exhibition catalogue, Civici Musei di Storia e Arte di Trieste, Trieste, 1988-89, p. 164, under cat. no. 63

K. Christiansen (ed.), Giambattista Tiepolo 1696-1770, exhibition catalogue, Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1996-97, pp. 222-24, under cat. no. 35, fig. 75 (as location unknown; cat. entry by C. Whistler)

A. Niero, Tre artisti per un tempio. Santa Maria del Rosario – Gesuati, Venezia, Venice, 2006, p. 111



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