The Liberation of Saint Peter


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


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




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.