GIOVANNI DOMENICO TIEPOLO

Venice 1727–1804 Venice

The Holy Family Entering Memphis

Signed in pen and brown ink, lower left, Domo Tiepolo f, and inscribed in graphite with the number, 14; also, inscribed in a later hand, verso, Arrivée à jérusalem


Pen and brown ink and brown wash over black chalk

19 x 14 ⅞ inches

482 x 379 mm

Provenance

Victor Luzarche (1803–1869), Tours, by c. 1833

Roger Cormier, Tours (his sale: Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 30 April 1921, lot 48 (La Fuite en Egypte: la Sainte Famille franchissant la porte d’une ville)

Private collection, Paris (their sale: Collection de M. X…, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Salle 6, 30 May 1968, lot 56, pl. IX

Wildenstein & Co., New York, from whom acquired before 1981 by

George S. Heyer, Jr. (1930–2015), Austin, Texas

Thence by descent


Exhibitions

Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, 1981 (on temporary loan, inv. LN 81.18)


Literature

C. Conrad, Die grossformatigen religiösen Zeichnungen Giovanni Domenico Tiepolos, Ph.D. dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 1996, I, cat. no. 60, illustrated

A. M. Gealt and G. Knox, Domenico Tiepolo, A New Testament, Bloomington, Indiana University, 2006, pp. 216-17, cat. no. 72, illustrated


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