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The Three Angels Appearing to Abraham by the Oaks of Mamre

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
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Illegible annotation in graphite on verso.

  • Provenance

    Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron ; Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron

  • References

    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.

    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.

    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, 1942-1944, 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.

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

    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.

    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. Exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 30-March 21, 1971. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1971, cat. no. 241, fig. no. 241, p. 99, ill.

    James Byam Shaw "The Biron Collection of Venetian Eighteenth-Century Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." in 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. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, cat. no. 242, fig. no. 242, p. 248, 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.

    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.

    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.



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