Venetian Woman in Masquerade Costume, 1775

  • Giovanni David, Italian, 1743-1790

Etching and aquatint printed in brown ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Plate: 9 1/2 × 6 1/2 inches (24.1 × 16.5 cm) Sheet: 15 1/8 × 10 1/4 inches (38.4 × 26 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Benson and Edith Ford Fund

73.172.7

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Exterior
  • Aquatint
  • Aquatint
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink
  • Portrait
  • Woman
  • Etching
  • Italy
  • Full length portrait

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed, on plate, lower left: David Gen. Inv. fecit.

Watermark, center right edge: [fragment]

Inscribed, in plate, lower center: La Dame Venitienne en abit de masque. | Tous les Livres sont pleins de titres de ses Peres. Boil. Sat. V. Inscribed, in pencil, center bottom edge of sheet: 3

Provenance

formerly in the collection of the descendants of the artist (Genoa, Italy). 1973-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Giovanni David, Venetian Woman in Masquerade Costume, 1775, etching and aquatint printed in brown ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Benson and Edith Ford Fund, 73.172.7.