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Venus Entrusting an Infant to Time

Artist:
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid)
Date:
1696–1770
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk
Dimensions:
12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.165.11
Not on view
Inscription: Numbered in graphite on verso, 7.

Marking: Watermark: graduated triple crescents (see Jacob Bean and Felice Stampfle, Drawings from New York Collections, vol. III, The 18th Century in Italy, New York 1971, see Exh., watermark no. 15)
Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron (1859–1939); Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron (1859–1939)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from New York Collections. III: The Eighteenth Century in Italy," January 30, 1971–March 21, 1971.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "18th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 1990–December 9, 1990.

The Getty Villa, Malibu. "Drawings by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 11, 1993–July 25, 1993.

Eduard Sack Giambattista und Domenico Tiepolo. Hamburg, 1910, cat. no. 562, fig. no. 222, p. 229, ill.

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

Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, vol. III: Eighteenth Century Italian Drawings. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1971, p. 59, no. 125, 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, fig. no. 3, p. 241, ill.

Michael Levey National Gallery Catalogues. The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Italian Schools. London, 1971, cat. no. 6387, pp. 229, 230.

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. 211, fig. no. 211, pp. 220-21, ill.

Svetlana Alpers, Michael Baxandall Tiepolo and the Pictorial Intelligence. New Haven / London, 1994, pp. 19 and 51.



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