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upper left in brown ink: 34; center left on bridge in brown ink: Dom.o Tiepolo f

Provenance

Private collection; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 6 July 1920, part of lot 41, which included 103 Punchinello drawings from the series, Divertimento per li Ragazzi); Richard Owen, Paris; Paul Suzor, Paris; David Carritt Gallery, London; Robert H. and Clarice Smith; given to NGA in 1979.

Exhibition History
1921
Divertimento per li Ragazzi, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, 1921, (unpubl.)
1971
Venise au dix-huitième siècle, Peintures, dessins et gravures des collections françaises, Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, 1971, no. 310.
1979
Domenico Tiepolo's Punchinello Drawings, Indiana University Art Museum and Stanford University Art Museum, Indiana and California, 1979, no. 37.
1980
Domenico Tiepolo's Punchinello Drawings, The Frick Collection, New York, 1980.
1994
The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, 330, 505, no. 224 (repro. p. 330, color)(entry by Adriano Mariuz).
1995
Splendori del Settecento Veneziano, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, 1995, 472, 474, no. 202 (repro. p. 474)(entry by Adriano Mariuz).
1996
Domenico Tiepolo: Master Draftsman, Civici Musei e Gallerie di Storia ed Arte, Udine, 1996; Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, 1997, no. 168.
2004
Tiepolo: Ironia e Comico, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2004, no. 35.
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 117.
Bibliography
1971
Venise au dix-huitième siècle: Peintures, dessins et gravures des collections françaises. Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, 1971: 192.
1979
Vetrocq, Marcia E. Domenico Tiepolo’s Punchinello drawings. Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, 1979: 103-103, no. 33.
1986
Gealt, Adelheid M. Domenico Tiepolo's Punchinello Drawings. (New York: 1986): 100-101, no. 38.
1990
Pedrocco, Filippo. Disegni di Giandomenico Tiepolo. (Milan: 1990): 89, no. 32.
1994
The Glory of Venice. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Museo del Settecento Veneziano - Ca'Rezzonico, Venice; Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, 1994-1995: 330, 505, no. 224.
1995
Splendori del Settecento Veneziano. Exh. cat. Electa, Milan, 1995: 472, 474, 476.
1996
Gealt, Adelheid M. and George Knox. Domenico Tiepolo: Master Draftsman. Electa, Milan, 1996: 100, 229.
2004
Mariuz, Adriano and Giuseppe Pavanello. Tiepolo: Ironia e comico. Marsilio, Venice, 2004: 198, 201.