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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1932.343
People
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian (Venice, Italy 1696 - 1770 Madrid, Spain)
Previously attributed to Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian (Venice, Italy 1696 - 1770 Madrid, Spain)
Title
The Annunciation
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1722
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Veneto, Venice
Culture
Italian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/298646
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink over graphite on off-white antique laid paper
Dimensions
44.5 × 30 cm (17 1/2 × 11 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower left: joannis Baptae Tiepolo Autographum
  • inscription: verso, graphite: 59/77
Provenance
Adelmann, Würzburg. A. Köster [sale, Boerner, Leipzig, November 13, 1924, lot 468]. Charles A. Loeser, Florence, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1932
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles A. Loeser
Accession Year
1932
Object Number
1932.343
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Wertvolle Handzeichnungen alter und neuerer Meister des XV. bis XIX. Jahrhunderts dabei die bekannte Handzeichnungsammlung von Geheimrat A. Köster, auct. cat., C. G. Boerner (Leipzig) (Leipzig, November 13, 1924), lot 468, pl. XXXVIII

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 360, p. 178, as imitator of G. B. Tiepolo

Antonio Morassi, "Sui disegni del Tiepolo nelle recenti mostre di Cambridge Mass e di Stoccarda", Arte veneta: rivista di storia dell'arte (1970), vol. XXIV, pp. 294-304

George Knox, Tiepolo: A Bicentenary Exhibition 1770-1970; Drawings, Mainly from American Collections, by Giambattista Tiepolo and the Members of His Circle, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1970), no. 1, repr.

Anna Palluchini, Giambattista Tiepolo. Collona disegnatori italiani (Milan, Italy, 1971), p. 16, pl. 7

Giorgio Vigni, Disegno del Tiepolo (Trieste, Italy, 1972), p. 35

Pietro Scarpa, Dessins anciens Pietro Scarpa (Venice, Italy, 1978), under no. 56

The Tiepolos: Painters to Princes and Prelates, exh. cat., Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, AL, 1978), no. 29, repr. p. 82

Konrad Oberhuber, ed., Old Master Drawings: Selections from the Charles A. Loeser Bequest, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1979), cat. no. 35, pp. 82-82, and pp. 9-10, repr.

Michael Levey, Giambattista Tiepolo, His Life and Art, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT, 1986), pp. 14-16, repr. p. 15

Agnes Mongan, Konrad Oberhuber, and Jonathan Bober, The Famous Italian Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy, 1988), p. 65, repr. fig. 49

Bernard Aikema, Tiepolo and His Circle: Drawings in American Collections, exh. cat., The Morgan Library & Museum and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA and New York, NY, 1996), no. 7, repr.

Carlo Francini, "L'inventario della collezione Loeser alla Villa Gattaia", Bollettino della Società di Studi Fiorentini (2000), no. 6, p. 122 ("Cartella A")

Bernard Aikema, "Some Early Drawings by Giambattista Tiepolo", Master Drawings (Winter 2004), vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 361-369, p. 361

Exhibition History

Tiepolo: A Bicentenary Exhibition, 1770-1970, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/14/1970 - 05/03/1970

The Tiepolos: Painters to Princes and Prelates, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, 01/08/1978 - 02/19/1978; Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Springfield, 03/19/1978 - 05/07/1978

Tiepolos in America, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, 01/08/1978 - 02/19/1978; Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Springfield, 03/19/1978 - 05/07/1978

Tiepolo and His Circle: Drawings in American Collections, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/12/1996 - 12/15/1996; The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 01/15/1997 - 04/13/1997

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of European and American Art at am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu