Brush with two tones of brown ink, over traces in black chalk. 356 x 218 mm.
PROVENANCE: G. Vallardi (Lugt 1223)
Sold as G. B. Marcola in the Milanese sale at Finarte, Asta di disegni dal XVI al XIX secolo, Milan, November 30, 1982; lot 189, illustrated.
Giovanni Battista was the founder of a family of artists active in Verona, made up of him and his sons Marco, Nicola, Francesco and Angelo. A pupil of Simone Brentana, he was influenced by Sebastano Ricci and by the early works of Giovan Battista Tiepolo.