A preparatory sketch or modello for Tiepolo's ceiling in the Villa Cordellina near Vicenza, where the artist worked in 1743-44.


  • Title: Virtue and Nobility putting Ignorance to Flight
  • Date: c.1743
  • Physical Dimensions: w356 x h642 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Nationality: Italian
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: Presumably from the Villa Cordellina; London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811.
  • Artist: Tiepolo, Giambattista
  • Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)

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