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Illustration for a Book: Surrender of the Keys of a City to an Emperor

Series/Portfolio:
See Metropolitan Museum of Art acc. nos. 59.600.176 - 59.600.212
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid)
Date:
1696–1770
Medium:
Black chalk. Horizontal and vertical centering lines ruled in faint black chalk
Dimensions:
3-1/16 x 6-9/16 in. (7.8 x 16.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.600.195
Not on view
Inscription: Numbered in graphite on mount, 24.

Marking: A watermark is not visible (sheet glued onto mount).
Walter T. Spencer; Elisha Whittelsey Fund
A. Hyatt Mayor "Drawings for Unidentified Book Illustrations by Tiepolo." Homage to a Bookman. Essay on Manuscripts, Books and Printing for Hans P. Kraus on his 60th Birthday October 12, 1967. Berlin, 1967, pp. 235-42.

Terisio Pignatti Venetian Drawings from American Collections. A Loan Exhibition. Exh. cat., The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Kimbell Art Museum, Forth Worth, and Saint Louis Art Museum. Washington, D. C., 1974-75, p. 35.

Filippo Pedrocco "Giambattista Tiepolo illustratore dei libri." Giambattista Tiepolo. Il segno e l'enigma.. Venice, 1988, pp. 64 - 76.

Suzanne Boorsch Venetian Prints and Books in the Age of Tiepolo. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997, fig. no. fig. 4, p. 5, ill.

Bernard Aikema "La formazione artistica di Giovan Battista Tiepolo. I disegni." in Giambattista Tiepolo nel terzo centenario della nascita. Atti del convegno internazionale di studi sul Tiepolo. Venice, 1998, p. 1, pp. 22-23.

Bernard Aikema "Early Drawings for Prints by Giambattista Tiepolo." Master Drawings. vol. 36, no. 3, New York, Fall 1998, cat. no. no. 15, p. 258.

Slaven Perović "Giambattista Tiepolo's Frontispiece Design for a Book by Ignjat Đurđević." Master Drawings. vol. 43, no. 2, Summer 2005.



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