Joseph and Mary Seeking Shelter, ca. 1753

  • Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Italian, 1727-1804

Etching printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 7 3/8 × 9 5/8 inches (18.7 × 24.4 cm) Sheet: 9 1/2 × 12 3/4 inches (24.1 × 32.4 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

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

Signed, in plate, lower left of image: Do. Tiepolo in. et Fecit.

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

Inscribed, in plate, lower left corner: 5 Inscribed, in pencil, lower left corner of sheet 1150a Inscribed, lower right corner: -5- Inscribed, in black ink, verso: BGR

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)

Russell, D. H. Rare Etchings by Giovanni Battista and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1972, p. 98, nos. 62 and 63.

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Joseph and Mary Seeking Shelter, ca. 1753, etching printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S1150.1.