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Un mago, un soldato, e due figure osservano un teschio che brucia (A Magician, a Soldier, and Two Figures Watching a Burning Skull), from the series Scherzi de fantasia

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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Un mago, un soldato, e due figure osservano un teschio che brucia (A Magician, a Soldier, and Two Figures Watching a Burning Skull), from the series Scherzi de fantasia, late 1740s or 1750s, etching on paper, Gift of Andrée Stevens, public domain, 2007.3

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Un mago, un soldato, e due figure osservano un teschio che brucia (A Magician, a Soldier, and Two Figures Watching a Burning Skull), from the series Scherzi de fantasia

Artist

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, 1696-1770)

Date

late 1740s or 1750s

Medium

etching on paper

State

1 of 2

Dimensions (H x W x D)

plate: 8 13/16 in x 7 in; sheet: 14 5/8 in x 9 13/16 in

Inscriptions & Markings

watermark: "W" with scrollwork above, cut off by edge of sheet

stamp: METROPOLITAN DUPLICATE, verso

inscription: Un crane humain et un tibia brillant sur un piedestal G.B. Tiepolo, graphite, along the lower edge

inscription: DeV19¹, graphite, l.r.

signature: B.T.°, signed in the plate, l.r.

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

Italian

Credit Line

Gift of Andrée Stevens

Accession Number

2007.3

Copyright

public domain

Terms

etching

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

paper

Place Made

Created in: Venice

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