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Allegory of Charles III
Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista
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Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista

Venice (Italy), 1696 - Madrid (Italy), 1770

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Allegory of Charles III

Ca. 1760. Grey-brown wash, Black chalk, Pencil on white paper.
Not on display

A preparatory sketch for the frontispiece of Paolo Antonio Paoli’s book on the classical ruins of Paestum, which was dedicated to Charles III. Although it was published in 1784, the texts and prints had been prepared some time before by count Felice Gazzola, an amateur archaeologist. The bust of Charles III, shown in the guise of a Roman emperor, is placed by the genius of Fame on a pedestal surrounded by the attributes of the Fine Arts.

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Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista
Allegory of Charles III
Ca. 1760
Grey-brown wash; Black chalk; Pencil
White paper
Height: 356 mm; Width: 242 mm
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931

Bibliography +

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., I Grandi Disegni Italiani Nelle Collezioni Di Madrid, Silvana Editoriale D'Arte, Milán, 1978, pp. nº 74.

Mena Marqués, Manuela, Catalogo de Dibujos.Vol.VII. Dibujos Italianos del Siglo XVIII y del Siglo XIX, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1990, pp. 139, nº 265.

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 485.

Inscriptions +

F.D. 785
Lower right corner, Front, Secondary support

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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