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Image: The Holy Family Arriving at a City Gate

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The Holy Family Arriving at a City Gate

1750-1753
18th century
190 x 245 mm (7.5 x 9.6 in.)

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Italian, (1727–1804)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Series: Number 27 from set of 27 etchings Picturesque Ideas on the Flight into Egypt (Idee pittoresche sopra la Fugga in Egitto)
Edition: This is from a set of trial proofs, probably printed in Germany (see wiping marks); there are 8 other trial proofs at the National Gallery of Art, 4 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and 13 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Marks: Inscribed, lower right (on wall): “Do: Tiepolo / in: et fe:”
Marks: Watermark: Standing kings with star
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: F.W. or F.A.W. (not in Lugt)
Bibliography: De Vesme 27; Rizzi 93; Russell 84; DAC exhibition catalog by Elise K. Kenney, 1988; Old Master Prints 1480–1800 (R.S. Johnson International catalog for fall 1983), cat. no. 55, p. 92 (Chicago, IL: R.S. Johnson International, 1983); see original DAC catalog card.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1946
Accession Number: 1946.D2.33.27

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This object has the following keywords:
  • Bible
  • families - Groups of individuals related by blood, marriage, adoption, or cohabitation. ERIC9 [May 1993 related term deleted. May 1991 descriptor moved. February 1991 related term added.]
  • family
  • New Testament
  • religions
  • religious art - Use broadly for art depicting religious subjects or for art used in worship. [September 1993 descriptor added.]
  • series (groups) - Use for related publications issued successively, especially those bearing a collective as well as an individual title; and, in the visual arts, for groups of works by a single artist having a specific and purposeful relation among the works. [March 1993 descriptor changed, was 'series'; alternate term added; descriptor moved. January 1991 scope note added.]

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  • plate Dimensions: 190 x 245 mm (7.5 x 9.6 in.)

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