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A brown ink drawing of two winged figures flying over the body of a man holding a cross.

A brown ink drawing of two winged figures flying over the body of a man. The two winged figures look upon the man, who lay on the ground on his back with one arm outstretched to his side. The man is lying at the base of a large cross. A skull is on the ground next to his head, and a pile of objects by his feet.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian (Venice, Italy 1696 - 1770 Madrid, Spain)
Death of Saint Onophrius (?)
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Saint with Angels
Work Type
18th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Veneto, Venice
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Physical Descriptions

Brown ink and brown wash over black chalk on off-white antique laid paper
43 x 29.4 cm (16 15/16 x 11 9/16 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. M. Warburg, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1961

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. M. Warburg
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Catalogue des Tableaux Anciens, auct. cat., Galerie Georges Petit (Paris, France, April 29, 1920 - April 30, 1920), no. 154, repr.
  • Konrad Oberhuber, European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, 1979), cat. no. 66, n.p., repr. pl. 66
  • Fine Old Master Drawings, auct. cat., Christie's, London (London, England, April 1, 1987), under no. 83 by its Orloff sale number (incorrect) and without location
  • Masterpieces of world art : Fogg Art Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1997
  • Adelheid Gealt, Domenico Tiepolo: A New Testament, exh. cat., Indiana University Art Museum and Indiana University Press (Bloomington, 2006), pp. 751-752, repr. as fig. 137 on p.752

Exhibition History

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