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Caricature: An Elderly Couple

Artist:
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid)
Date:
1696–1770
Medium:
Pen and dark brown ink, brush and brown wash, over leadpoint or black chalk
Dimensions:
8-1/4 x 6-1/8 in. (20.9 x 15.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.165.8
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in graphite on verso of mat, Collection Audouin (no further information about this collection has been found).

Marking: Cropped watermark, probably fleur-de-lys.
Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron (1859–1939)
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice. "Tiepolo: Ironia e Comico," September 3, 2004–December 5, 2004.

Otto Benesch Venetian Drawings of the Eighteenth Century in America. New York, 1947, cat. no. 39, fig. no. 39, pp. 34-35, ill.

James Byam Shaw The Drawings of Domenico Tiepolo.. London and Boston, 1962, p. 57.

Terisio Pignatti I disegni dei maestri: La scuola veneta. Edited by Walter Vitzthum, vol. 1-3, Milan, 1970, fig. no. pl. XXIX, p. 85, ill.

James Byam Shaw "The Biron Collection of Venetian Eighteenth-Century Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Metropolitan Museum Journal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 3, New York, 1971, p. 239, note 11.

Terisio Pignatti Tiepolo: Disegni. Florence, 1974, cat. no. LVI, fig. no. LVI, ill.

George Knox, Adelheid M. Gealt Catalogue of the Tiepolo Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Exh. cat. Victoria and Albert Museum , London, London, 1975, cat. no. 311, fig. no. 311, p. 98, 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. 241, fig. no. 241, p. 247, ill.

James Christen Steward The Mask of Venice: Masking, Theater, and Identity in the Art of Tiepolo and His Time Exh. cat., Berkeley, CA, Berkeley Art Museum, Dec. 11, 1996 - March 4, 1997. Berkeley, CA, 1996, cat. no. 25, fig. no. 25, p. 75, ill.



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