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Hercules and Antaeus

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Hercules and Antaeus

18th century
18th century
200 x 148 mm (7.9 x 5.8 in.)

Attributed to Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Italian, (1727–1804)

Object Type: drawing
Medium and Support: Pen and wash over a sketch in pencil on heavyweight laid paper
Marks: Signed in pen, lower left: "Dom. Tiepolo f"
Marks: Watermark: No watermark
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: From an album from the Bordes Collection containing 38 drawings, all of this subject, bought by P&D Colnaghi & Co. in Paris, 1936. The prints were then sold to the Ashmolean, C.R. Rudolf, A.M. McDonald, Dan Fellows Platt, Sir Keith Murdock (Melborne), and other collectors.
Bibliography: See Hercules and Antaeus, cat. 43, in George Szabo, Eighteenth Century Venetian Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982), for figures on a base possibly copied from small bronze sculpture; see F.W. Robinson, One Hundred Master Drawings from New England Private Collections (1973), cat. no. 37, for fully developed scene in landscape; see Byam Shaw, Domenico Tiepolo, cat. no. 34 and p. 42; see donor file for correspondence.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1937
Accession Number: 1937.D1.98

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