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The Discovery of the Tomb of Punchinello

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The Discovery of the Tomb of Punchinello

18th century
235 x 183 mm (9.3 x 7.2 in.)

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (aka Giambattista Tiepolo), Italian, (1696–1770)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on white laid paper
State: First of two states; the plate was numbered “17” in the second state
Print impression quality: Very good
Series: from set of 23 etchings Scherzi di Fantasia
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: “GB Tiepolo”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Collector’s mark verso, lower right: “JE” (entwined), identified by Susan Schulman as J. Ehrmann (not in Lügt); possibly once owned by Antonio Zanetti (the border marks drawn on this impression are typical of prints owned by Zanetti, who mounted proofs down on backing sheets and drew inked lines around them in this manner).
Bibliography: DeVesme 29; Rizzi 20 i/ii.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1998
Accession Number: 1998.3.1

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This object has the following keywords:
  • allegory
  • death
  • graves - Excavations in the earth used for burial; for constructions raised over or around burial sites, use "tombs." [April 1993 related term added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 235 x 183 mm (9.3 x 7.2 in.)

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