The Holy Family Descending a Forest Path, near a Flock and Some Shepherds, 1753

  • Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Italian, 1727-1804

Etching printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Plate: 7 1/2 × 9 7/8 inches (19.1 × 25.1 cm) Sheet: 8 1/2 × 12 7/8 inches (21.6 × 32.7 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S1150.8

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Religion
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Shepherd
  • Etching
  • Italy
  • Christ
  • Virgin mary
  • Donkey
  • Holy family
  • Flight into egypt
  • Sheep

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed, in plate, lower right edge of image: DO: Tiepolo In: e fecit ANNO 1753 (D reversed)

Stamp, in purple, verso: J. PEOLI. (Lugt 2020) Stamp, verso: Scripps (Lugt Suppl. 2357a)

Inscribed, in plate, center lower edge of image: 21 Inscribed, in pencil, lower right corner of sheet: -5- Inscribed, in black ink, verso: BGR

Provenance

May 1894, J.J. Peoli (New York, New York, USA). Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Russell, D. H. Rare Etchings by Giovanni Battista and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1972, p. 99, no. 83.

Rights Status

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, The Holy Family Descending a Forest Path, near a Flock and Some Shepherds, 1753, etching printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S1150.8.