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The Three Angels Appearing to Abraham by the Oaks of Mamre

Artist:
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1727–1804 Venice)
Date:
1727–1804
Medium:
Pen and dark brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk (recto). Framing lines in pen and ink. Parts of drawing outlines traced, in black chalk (verso)
Dimensions:
15-3/4 x 10-7/8 in. (40 x 27.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.165.5
Not on view
Inscription: Illegible annotation in graphite on verso.
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.

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.

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. 134a, ill.

Pompeo G. Molmenti Tiepolo . . . Paris. Paris, 1911, fig. no. pl. 67, ill.

Charles Fairfax Murray The J. Pierpont Morgan Collection of Drawings. vol. 4, London, 1912, fig. no. 133.

Hermann Warner Williams, Jr. "Tiepolo and His Contemporaries: An Exhibition." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 33, New York, March 1938, p. 66.

Walter Mehring European Drawings from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Portfolio of Collotype Reproductions [Vol. 1: Italian Drawings; Vol. 2: Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings; Vol. 3: "New Series": Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3 vols., New York, 1942–44, cat. no. 45 (vol.1), fig. no. 45, ill.

Master Drawings. Edited by Bryan Holme, American Studio Books, 1st ed. (2nd: April 1944; reprint Sept. 1945). New York and London, 1943, fig. no. pl. 79, p. 15, ill.

James Byam Shaw The Drawings of Domenico Tiepolo.. London and Boston, 1962, cat. no. 12, fig. no. pl. 12, p. 74, ill.

George Knox, Adelheid M. Gealt "A Group of Tiepolo Drawings Owned and Engraved by Pietro Monaco." in Master Drawings. vol. 3, April, 1965, cat. no. 8, p. 394.

Aldo Rizzi Disegni del Tiepolo Exh. cat., Loggia del Lionello, Udine. Loggia del Lionello, Udine, 1965, cat. no. 14, p. 61.

Daniel M. Mendelowitz Drawing. New York, 1967, fig. no. 4-14, pp. 92, 94, 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. 99, no. 241, 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. 239, 246.

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, p. 98.

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. 107, fig. no. 107, p. 57, 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. 242, fig. no. 242, p. 248, ill.

George Knox, Adelheid M. Gealt Giandomenico Tiepolo. Disegni dal mondo Exh. cat., Udine, Italy, Castello di Udine, September 14 - December 31, 1996. Milan, 1996, p. 40.

George Knox, Adelheid M. Gealt Domenico Tiepolo. Master Draftsman Exh. cat., Udine, Italy, Castello di Udine, September 14 - December 31, 1996; Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana University Art Museum, January 15 - March 9, 1997. Bloomington and Indianapolis, 1996; originally published as "Giandomenico Tiepolo. Disegni dal mondo", p. 40, ill.

Linda Wolk-Simon "Domenico Tiepolo. Drawings, Prints, and Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." the Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 54, no. 3, New York, Winter 1996-1997, fig. no. 3, p. 6, ill.



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