The Weary Pilgrim
oil on canvas
52.6 x 41.7 cm board; 70.2 x 59.1 x 6.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of J.S. Heron 1912
Not on display
John Speir Heron, Castle Hill/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of J.S. Heron 1912. A loose notebook page from Heron's papers records the work as 'The weared pilgrim' by Salvator Rosa, lot 484, 13gns. The sale in question has not been identified. The Tiepolo was among Heron's effects aboard the Pericles when it was wrecked off Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia, in 1910. It was the only one of Heron's pictures to be recovered from the wreck and according to family tradition was washed up on a beach.
Referenced in 4 publications
Morassi, Complete catalogue of paintings of G.B. Tiepolo, London, 1962. fig.162, as c 1730-35
G. Piovene and Anna Pallucchini, L'Opera completa di Giambattista Tiepolo, Milan, 1968. cat.no. 77
Jon L Seydl, Giambattista Tiepolo: fifteen oil sketches, 'Saint Rocco', pg.39-43, 2005, 42 (illus.). fig.5.2, as Saint Rocco. Illustrated in reference to cat.no.5a and 5b
Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, 95 (illus.). cat.no. 281