Shepherd Boy with Hat and Staff

Giambattista Piazzetta (Italian, 1682–1754)
Shepherd Boy with Hat and Staff, ca. 1720

Oil on canvas
18 in. x 15 in. (45.7 cm x 38 cm)
IU Art Museum purchase, 82.31


before 1927-1937/38, Remak Collection, Berlin

1937/38-ca. late 1960s, Collection of Herbert T. and Natalie Kalmus, Los Angeles. Purchased this and other paintings from the Remaks in 1937/38.

unknown dates, Private Collection, New York or London

November 16, 1979, Sale, "Old Master Paintings and Drawings," Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York. Lot no. 33 (as "Shepherd Boy"). Purchased by Richard J. Collins, New York.

1979-1982, Richard J. Collins Old Master Paintings and Drawings, Inc., New York City

1982, IU Art Museum purchase from Richard J. Collins


May-June 1927, "Italienische Malerei des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts: Ausstellung aus Berliner Besitz." Antiquitätenhaus Wertheim, Berlin (cat. no. 112, as "Knabe mit Hut in der Hand," lent by Heinrich Remak).

Alternate Titles

Head of a Boy

Knabe mit Hut in der Hand

Shepherd Boy


Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.