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Head of a Youth with closed Eyes

Head of a Youth with closed Eyes

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (in circa 1750)

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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
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 284 mm
Width 241 mm
Artists Tekenaar: 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
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Unknown
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Exhibitions 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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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Venetië 1696 - Madrid 1770

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