Venetian School
A Bacchanalian Scene with a Sleeping Venus, and an Elephant and Tiger

PROVENANCE: Adolph Paul Opp (1878-1957) (according to a pencil inscription on the verso on the mount), London; Private UK Collection.

Inscribed on the mount Cyro Ferri in pen and brown ink, black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash on paper prepared with a brown wash, heightened with white on laid paper

380 x 522 mm


The drawing is laid onto an 18th century matt, with double brown washed borders, minor time staining and foxing throughout, inscribed on the verso in a 20th century hand Luca Giordano/ Coll A.P. Opp