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The Betrothal of the Virgin
Frieze of Allegorical Figures
Meleager, Turning to the Left
Hercules and Antaeus (with a Base Below)
Hercules and Antaeus (with a ledge Below)
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Domenico Tiepolo's 104 drawings illustrating the life of Punchinello trace in amusing and elaborate detail the story of this popular commedia dell'arte character, from his parentage, birth, and childhood, to his diversions and adventures in near and distant lands, to his illness, death, and the apparition of his ghost.Nine sheets from the series are in the Robert Lehman Collection. This example shows the deceased Punchinello being lowered into the ground before a group of bystanders. Both subject and composition allude to representations of saints' burials, imparting sacred overtones to the scene and emphasizing Punchinello's role as a secular everyman.
Signature: In brown ink at bottom left: Dom Tiepolo f.Inscription: Old number, in brown ink, in upper left margin: 103Marking: Old number in brown ink (upper left margin): 103
Watermark: three crescents, diminishing in size
Sale, Sotheby's London, July 6, 1920, part of lot 41; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London; Richard Owen, Paris; Léon Suzor, Paris; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, March 19, 1965, no. 70.
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