TWO SAINTS (SAINT MAXIM AND SAINT OSVALD?)
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TIEPOLO, GIAMBATTISTA

TWO SAINTS (SAINT MAXIM AND SAINT OSVALD?)

1740-1745

canvas, oil

61 x 36 cm

Inv.: 2696

This picture is linked with the work of Giambattista Tiepolo above the composition for the high altar in the Church of S. Massimo and S. Osvaldo in Padua (1742-1745).

A group of small compositions, which are sketches by the master and copies made in his workshop, is linked with this commission.

Provenance: according to the inscription on the reverse Giambattista Tiepolo gave this work to his son Giandomenico; after his death the architect Gian Antonio Selva acquired it from the artist's widow and Giacomo Quarengi sent it to Russia; it was in the collection of I.S.Ostoukhov (Moscow) till 1918; acquired by the Pushkin Museum from N.I.Ostoukhova (Moscow) in 1931.

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