Giambattista, father of Domenico and Lorenzo, is the best known of the three Tiepolos. He thoroughly prepared his huge compositions of many figures by means of drawings. He also drew in order to build up a stock of studies on which he was able to call as and when he wanted to. This is such a study drawn from a model. Tiepolo often used blue paper because he could apply white chalk highlights to it to increase the plasticity of his figures.
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|Title||Head of a Youth with closed Eyes|
|Material and technique||Red chalk, heightened with white, on blue paper|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 284 mm
Width 241 mm
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
|Accession number||I 362 (PK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|
Tiepolo in Holland (1996)
Tekeningen uit eigen bezit, 1400-1800 (1952)
Italiaanse tekeningen in Nederlands bezit (1962)
De Collectie Twee - wissel IV, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Highlight > Painting technique > Technique > Material and technique
|Place of manufacture||Venice > Veneto region > Italy > Southern Europe > Europe|
|Geographical origin||Italy > Southern Europe > Europe|
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