The Holy Family Arriving at a City Gate

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo1750-1753

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University


  • Title: The Holy Family Arriving at a City Gate
  • Creator: Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
  • Date Created: 1750-1753
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Inscribed, lower right (on wall): "Do: Tiepolo / in: et fe:"
  • Set or Series Title: Picturesque Ideas on the Flight into Egypt (Idee pittoresche sopra la Fugga in Egitto)
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1946
  • Materials & Techniques: Etching on laid paper. Watermark: Standing kings with star
  • Keywords: Bible, families, family, New Testament, religions, religious art, series (groups)
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • 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
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 190 mm x 245 mm (7.48 in. x 9.65 in.).
  • Bibliography: De Vesme 27; Rizzi 93; Russell 84; see DAC exhibition catalogue by Elise K. Kenney, 1988; Cat. No. 55: "Old Master Prints 1480-1800," R.S. Johnson International, Chicago, Fall 1983, p. 92 (see original DAC catalog card)
  • Associated People: Created by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, 1727-1804)
  • Accession Number: 1946.D2.33.27