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Design for Dedication Page to Charles III of Spain and the Two Sicilies

Giovanni Battista Tiepoloca. 1762

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

At center, a winged figure of Glory (at left) alights and places the sculpted bust of King Charles III on a pedestal decorated with swags and a cartouche. In front of the pedestal, a cherub (seen from the back) sits amid symbols of the arts and war. Another cherub hovers in mid-air to the right of the pedestal; a group of figures stand in left middle-background beneath a partial view of colonnaded temple and figure, upper left corner.

Details

  • Title: Design for Dedication Page to Charles III of Spain and the Two Sicilies
  • Creator: Giovanni-Battista Tiepolo
  • Date Created: ca. 1762
  • Physical Dimensions: w245 x h354 cm
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Bequest of Erskine Hewitt
  • Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and wash, black chalk on white laid paper
  • Provenance: Probably Sarah Hewitt
  • Paper Support: White laid paper
  • Markings: Stamps (verso): Cooper Union Museum New York
  • Inscribed: Inscribed in graphite, lower left: Gio. Batta Tiepolo inv. e del.; lower right: Giovanni Volpato incis. Venezia; on mount, in pen and brown ink, lower left: de Juan Bacctista 'Tiepolo's; lower right: lo...Volpato
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY - CUM. "Five Centuries of Drawing." The Cooper Union Centennial Exhibition. Selected and arranged by The Cooper Union Museum, organized by The American Federation of Arts. November 11, 1959 - November 11, 1961.Cambridge, MA- The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Tiepolo: A Bicentennial Exhibition, 1770-1970, Drawings, mainly from American Collections by Giambattista Tiepolo and Members of his Circle, March 14-May 3, 1971. New York, NY- Metropolitan Museum of Art, Drawings from New York Collections, III: The 18th Century in Italy, January 30-March 21, 1971.Seattle, WA-Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, 18th Century Venetian Drawings from American "Academic" Collections, September 22-October 20, 1974.London, England- Royal Academy of Art, The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century, September 15-December 14, 1994.
  • Dimensions: 35.4 x 24.5cm (13 15/16 x 9 5/8in.)
  • Bibliography: Cooper Union Museum (former name of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, SI), Five Centuries of Drawing, (New York: American Federation of the Arts, 1959) p. 13, no. 29.Wunder, Richard P. Extravagant Drawings of the Eighteenth Century from the Collection of the Cooper Union Museum (New York: Lambert-Specter, 1962) p. 105, no. 69 (illus.).Knox, George. Tiepolo: A Bicentennial Exhibition, 1770-1970, Drawings, mainly from American Collections by Giambattista Tiepolo and Members of his Circle. (Cambridge, MA: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard ), no. 96.Bean, Jacob and Felice Stampfle. Drawings from New York Collections, III: The 18th Century in Italy (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Pierpont Morgan Library), pp.64-65, no.150 (illus.).18th Century Venetian Drawings from American "Academic" Collections (Seattle:The Henry Gallery, University of Washington Art, 1974), no. 20 (illus.).Morassi, Antonio. "Sui Disegni del Tiepolo...," Arte Veneta, vol. XXIV (1971), p. 299, nos. 434, 435.Pignatti,Terisio. Tiepolo Disegni (Florence, La Nuova Italia, 1974) pl. LXIII.Lynes, Russell. More than Meets the Eye (New York: Cooper Hewitt Museum, 1981) p. 66.Succi, Dario. Giambattista Tiepolo: Il segno e l'enigma (Vianello Libri/Foligraf, 1985) p. 76 (illus.).Marini, G., ed. Giovanni Volpato (Rome, 1988) under no. 146.Martineau, Jane and Andrew Robison. The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century (New Haven: Yale University Press,1994) pp. 215 (illus.), 503, no.130.

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