FJK 119

Tiepolo Giovanni Battista (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid)

Hand Study

Date unknown
7 23/32 × 7 63/64 in. (196 × 203 mm)

Red chalk with white highlights on bluish paper


Johann-Dominik Bossi Collection, Munich
Carl Christian Friedrich Beyerlen Collection
His sale, Stuttgart, March 27, 1882
Mrs. M. H. Drey Collection, London
Paul Drey Gallery, New York
Jan Krugier Collection, Monaco (acquired from previous owner on November 8, 1985), JK 4080
Jan Krugier Foundation


KNOX George, Bollettino dei Musei Civici Veneziani, 1968, 1, p. 10, no. 5, ill. (under Domenico Tiepolo).

KNOX George, Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo, a Study and Catalogue Raisonné of the Chalk Drawings, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980, 2 vols., vol. I, p. 220, no. M.90.

DÜCKERS Alexander, Linie, Licht und Schatten, Meisterzeichnungen und Skulpturen der Sammlung Jan und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, Berlin: G & H Verlag, 1999, Catalogue raisonné, p. 418, ill.

RYLANDS Philip, The Timeless Eye. Master Drawings from the Jan and Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski Collection, Berlin: G & H Verlag, 1999, Catalogue raisonné, p. 417, ill.


Munich, Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Das Ewige Auge - Von Rembrandt bis Picasso. Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung Jan Krugier und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2007, p. 138, no. 61, color ill. p. 139.

LÉVY Bernard-Henri, Les Aventures de la vérité. Peinture et philosophie : un récit, exh. cat. Maeght Foundation & Grasset Press, 2013, p. 226.


J.J. Byam Shaw, London, in a letter dated 4 June, 1961, writes that this drawing is probably by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. 

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