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  • The Apotheosis of the Spanish Monarchy, sketch for a ceiling painting
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venetian, 1696–1770)
    Oil on canvas

    Oval painted surface, 33 1/8 x 27 1/8 in. (84.1 x 68.9 cm)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1980 (1980.363)

    This oil sketch for the ceiling of the saleta adjacent to the throne room of the Palacio Real, Madrid, differs from an alternative version (37.165.3) in the prominence given to Jupiter and his eagle and to Apollo, god of the sun and patron of the arts. Elements of both versions were used in the final fresco.

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    The Apotheosis of the Spanish Monarchy, sketch for a ceiling painting
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venetian, 1696–1770)
    Oil on canvas

    Oval painted surface, 33 1/8 x 27 1/8 in. (84.1 x 68.9 cm)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1980 (1980.363)


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