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A Shepherd with Two Magicians

ca. 1735-1740
18th century
222 x 175 mm (8.7 x 6.9 in.)

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

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
State: First of two states
Print impression quality: Excellent; spot from ink skein in printing, in image below shepherd’s drapery
Series: from Scherzi
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left: “Tiepolo”; inscribed in brown ink, upper right: “16”
Bibliography: De Vesme 28; Rizzi 19 i/ii.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center Richard H. Wood (BA Wesleyan 1958, former DAC Registrar of Collections) Memorial Fund, 1990
Accession Number: 1990.21.1

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  • allegory
  • herders - Use For Term
  • magic - Study and practice of ritual activities intended to control or influence human or natural events through the invocation of external and impersonal mystical forces beyond the ordinary human sphere; typical ritual activities include the manipulation of special objects and the recitation of spells. [October 1994 scope note added; related term added.]
  • magicians - Those who practice magic. [October 1994 descriptor added.]
  • occult sciences - Range of studies, theories, and practices involving a belief in and knowledge or use of supernatural forces or beings, the goal of practice being the manipulation or subversion of natural laws to achieve some desired purpose. [November 1994 related term added. October 1994 scope note added; lead-in terms added; alternate term added. July 1994 related term added. January 1994 related term added.]
  • shepherds

  • plate Dimensions: 222 x 175 mm (8.7 x 6.9 in.)

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