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Inscription

verso: signed or inscribed with initials "L.T." and (Bossi Beyerlen numbers) "f2.30X" and "No. 2820" (the last digit changed from 7); in later graphite "Lor. Tiepolo fec."

Provenance

Johann Dominik Bossi 1767-1853], Munich; by descent to his daughter, Maria Theresia Caroline [1825-1881] and her husband, Carl Christian Friedrich Beyerlen [1826-1881], Stuttgart; (their sale, H. G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart, 27 March 1882); Baron Ferdinand von Stumm [1843-1925]; (his sale, Hans W. Lange, Berlin, 30 March 1939, no. 103, as "Giovanni Battista Tiepolo"); Nikolaus and Ursula von Stumm, Munich; Wolfgang Ratjen [1943-1997], Vaduz and Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1995
Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz. Liechtensteinischen Staatlichen Kunstsammlung, Vaduz. Bern, 1995, no. 43.
1996
Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996, no. 43.
1999
Lorenzo Tiepolo, Museo Nacional del Prado, 21 October-15 December 1999, 160, fig. 64, no. 28.
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2011, no. 58.
2012
The Baroque Genius of Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., 2012
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 101.
Bibliography
1980
Knox, George. Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo. A Study and Catalogue Raisonné of the Chalk Drawings. 2 vols. Oxford, 1980, 1: 249, no. M.335.
1994
Thiem, Christel. "Lorenzo Tiepolo as Draftsman." Master Drawings 32, no. 4 (Winter, 1994): 335-336, 338, 347, no. 15, fig. 31 (reproduced on the cover).
1995
Lachenmann, David. Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz. Vaduz, 1995: no. 43.
1996
Lachenmann, David. Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. Exh. cat. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996 no. 43
1996
Thiem, Christel. "Lorenzo, der Jüngste der Künstlerfamilie Tiepolo," in Der Himmel auf Erden. Tiepolo in Würzburg. Residenz, Würzburg. 2 vols. Munich, 1996, 2: 118, pl. 6.
1999
Roelofs, Pieter, and Bernard Aikema. "Los dibujos de Lorenzo Tiepolo," in Lorenzo Tiepolo. Museo del Prado. Madrid, 1999: 159, 160, 162, no. 28, fig. 64.