Joseph and Mary Passing a Shepherd and His Flock, ca. 1753

  • Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Italian, 1727-1804

Etching printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Plate: 7 1/2 × 9 5/8 inches (19.1 × 24.4 cm) Sheet: 9 1/2 × 12 3/4 inches (24.1 × 32.4 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S1150.3

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

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

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed, in plate, lower left of image: Domeo: Tiepolo | invo. et inc.

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

Inscribed, in plate, center lower edge of image: 11 Inscribed, in pencil, lower left corner of sheet: 1150a Inscribed, lower right corner: -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, nos. 72 and 73.

Rights Status

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Joseph and Mary Passing a Shepherd and His Flock, ca. 1753, etching printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S1150.3.