Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo(1727 – 1804)
A similar drawing of a saddled horse, but on a pedestal, was sold at Christie‘s, 4. December 1964, lot 17 (and again at Sotheby’s 29 January 1997, lot 99). That drawing was possibly connected to Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo’s frescoes of the Villa Tiepolo at Zianigo, near Padua. Other animals on pedestals were formerly in the Paul Walraff Collection (A Morassi, Disegni Veneti del Settecento nella collezione Paul Walraff, exhib. Cat., Venice, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, 1959, nos. 102-7, 106-7). Further similar drawings are in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.