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An image of St Roch by Giambattista Tiepolo

Giambattista Tiepolo

(Italy 05 Mar 1696 – 27 Mar 1770)

St Roch
Other titles:
The Weary Pilgrim
Saint Rocco
Media category
Materials used
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
Accession number
Not on display
Provenance (1)

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.

Bibliography (4)

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. 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 and 5b

Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, 95 (illus.). 281