Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Adoration of the Magi

Artist:
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid)
Date:
18th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush with pale and dark brown wash, over black chalk
Dimensions:
16-7/16 x 11-7/16 in. (41.8 x 29 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.165.16
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in graphite on verso, n 6.

Marking: Stamped blind in corner of gilt border a five-pointed star (probably an unidentified mounter's mark)
? Previously owned by Edward Cheney (British); 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.

Eduard Sack Giambattista und Domenico Tiepolo. Hamburg, 1910, fig. no. 263, p. 251, ill.

Otto Benesch Venetian Drawings of the Eighteenth Century in America. New York, 1947, cat. no. 15, fig. no. 15, ill.

Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 41, fig. no. 41, 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. 38, no. 50, 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, pp. 244, 246.

H. Diane Russell Rare Etchings by Giovanni Battista and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo. Exh. cat., Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art. 1972, fig. no. 20, pp. 28-29, ill.

Peter Dreyer I grandi disegni italiani del Kupferstichkabinett di Berlino, Milan. Milan, 1979, cat. no. 74.

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. 190, fig. no. 190, pp. 200-01, ill.



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