The apotheosis of a pope and martyr
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
30 Aug 1727 - 03 Mar 1804
oil on canvas
83.5 x 45.0 x 1.5 cm stretcher; 99.5 x 61.3 x 5.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of James Fairfax AC 1995
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Italian paintings and sculptures of the 17th and 18th centuries, Heim Gallery London, London, Summer 1966–Summer 1966
'Private treasures': an exhibition of art from Australian private collectors covering a period of five centuries, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 10 Jan 1978–21 Jan 1978
The James Fairfax collection of old masters, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Apr 1992–14 Jun 1992
The James Fairfax collection of old master paintings, drawings and prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Apr 2003–20 Jul 2003
European Old Masters 16th-19th Century from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 28 Sep 2017–03 Dec 2017
The provenance of this work is under review and records will be updated as new details become available. The Gallery welcomes any information. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Société pour le commerce des tableaux, S.A., Paris, 1966-23 Mar 1970, Paris/France, Sold to James Fairfax through Heim Gallery, London, 23 March 1970. Heim commission book, Getty Research Institute.
James Oswald Fairfax AC, 23 Mar 1970-22 Jun 1995, Bowral/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of James Fairfax 1995. Purchased by James Fairfax through Heim Gallery, London 1970.
Referenced in 7 publications
Edmund Capon, Great philanthropists on trial : the art of the bequest, 'The James Fairfax collection', Melbourne, 2006, pp 126–35: p 129.
Unknown and Unknown, The James Fairfax collection of old master paintings, drawings and prints, Sydney, 2003, p 188, no 54, col illus p 189.
‘Chronique des Arts’, suppl to Gazette des Beaux-Arts, period 6, vol 127, year 138, nos 1528–29, Paris, Mar 1996, illus p 42, no 164.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, The James Fairfax collection of old masters, Sydney, 1992, np.
Giandomenico Tiepolo, Venice, 1971, p 136, illus pl 326.
Italian paintings and sculptures of the 17th and 18th centuries, London, 1966, p 13, no 29, illus np.