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Design for a Ceiling (recto); Bearded Man Standing (verso)

Artist:
Circle of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid)
Date:
1696–1770
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk (recto); brush and brown wash, over black chalk (verso)
Dimensions:
11-7/16 x 9-13/16 in. (29.1 x 25.0 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1880
Accession Number:
80.3.372
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in blue crayon at top left on verso, "T44/ - 1" and "372." Annotated in red crayon along bottom border, "372"; in graphite, "Tiepolo" and "378" (circled and crossed out).
James Jackson Jarves; Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York); Donor: Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall.," 1895.

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham (AL). "The Tiepolos: Painters to Princes and Prelates," January 8, 1978–February 19, 1978.

Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums. "The Tiepolos: Painters to Princes and Prelates," March 19, 1978–May 7, 1978.

Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard Art Museums. "Italian Drawings at the Authur M. Sackler Museum," October 12, 1996–December 15, 1996.

Harvard University Art Museums. "Tiepolo and His Circle: Drawings in American Collections," October 12, 1996–December 15, 1996.

Morgan Library & Museum, New York. "Tiepolo and His Circle: Drawings in American Collections," January 17, 1997–April 13, 1997.

Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, etc.; Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hand-book, no. 8, New York, 1895, cat. no. 372, p. 25.

Bernard Berenson "Les Peintures Italiennes de New York et de Boston." in Gazette des Beaux-Arts. vol. 15, 1896, p. 203.

Joseph Breck "Paintings and Drawings by Tiepolo in the Metropolitan Museum" in Art in America. vol. 1, New York, 1913, cat. no. vol. 1, pp. 16, 17.

George Knox, Adelheid M. Gealt Tiepolo. A Bicentenary Exhibition 1770-1970. Drawings, Mainly From American Collections, by Giambattista Tiepolo and the Members of His Circle. Exh. cat., March 14 - May 3, 1970. Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1970, cat. no. no. 65, fig. no. fig. 8, p. 223, ill.

Antonio Morassi "Sui disegni del Tiepolo nelle recenti mostre di Cambridge Mass. e di Stoccarda" Arte Veneta. vol. 24, Venice, 1970, pp. 298-99.

E. F. Weeks, Barry Hannegan The Tiepolos: Painters to Princes and Prelates Exh. cat., Birmingham, Birmingham Museum of Art; Springfield, MA, Museum of Fine Arts. Birmingham, Alabama, 1978, cat. no. no. 61, pp. 54, 90, ill.

Jacob Bean, William M. Griswold 18th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, cat. no. 282, fig. no. 282, p. 280, ill.

Bernard Aikema Tiepolo and His Circle. Drawings In American Collections. Exh. cat., Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Art Museums; New York, The Pierpont Morgan Library. Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1996, cat. no. 92, pp. 254-55, ill.



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