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Giandomenico Tiepolo, the baptism of emperor Constantine


Etching and engraving, c. 1759-60, after Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Succi 1986, 92. A very good impression of the fourth state of five, with large margins. A few defects at the margins, including a tear at bottom and stains, but generally in good condition. To the platemark 452 x 227 mm, the entire sheet measuring 550 x 360 mm.
PROVENANCE: the Milanese painter Ernesto Fontana (1837-1918): his blind stamp on the top margin.
The print reproduces the altarpiece painted (1757-59) by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo for the parish church of Folzano, near Brescia.

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo trained in the studio of his famous father, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, and was independently producing works for his own commissions by the age of twenty. He continued to work with his father while at times executing his own designs, until his father's death in 1770. Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo began etching when he was a teenager. He devoted much time to etching and became an accomplished master of both reproductive and original prints. His reproductive work after paintings by both his father and himself, is analogous to a skilful translation from one language to another. He replicated the feeling of the original without slavishly copying its appearance. His technique respected rather than trying to minimize, the inherent differences between painted and printed images.

price: 1.800,00 euros

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