The Liberation of Saint Peter

Provenance

Probably Edward Cheney, London (1803–1884); in that case: Library of the Sommascho Convent; S. Maria della Salute, Venice (given by a son of Tiepolo, probably Guiseppe Maria Tiepolo, a priest in the Church of S. Maria della Salute); Cicognara (1810); Canova; Mons. Canova; Francesco Pesaro; Gregory Cheney (1852); Prince Alexis Orloff, Paris (sale Paris, Georges Petit, April 29–30, 1920, no. 140 {illustrated}); Knoedler, Paris (bought by Robert Sterling Clark, 1920).

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Italian, 1696–1770

The Liberation of Saint Peter

1725–35

Pen, brush and brown ink and wash over black chalk on paper

Overall: 17 1/16 x 11 7/16 in. (43.4 x 29 cm)


Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1920

1955.1465


OFF VIEW

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Haverkamp-Begemann, Egbert, Standish D. Lawder, and Charles W. Talbot, Jr. Drawings from the Clark Art Institute: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Robert Sterling Clark Collection of European and American Drawings, Sixteenth Through Nineteenth Centuries, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 2 volumes. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964.