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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Varj Capriccj - Rare Complete Collection of Etchings by G.B. Tiepolo - 1785

1785

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Complete rare series of 10 etchings and a frontispiece with date “1785”, dedication to Girolamo Manfrin. This is the only edition which was issued as a stand-alone publication. 3rd 1785 printing. Following Rutgers, the realization of the series was realized between 1733 and 1735. Magnificent impressions on paper, there is a sheet with the watermark “R”. Wide margins, very good conditions of overall sheets. Bound with a point stitching on the left margin. On the fourth plate, was missing a little piece of paper on the lower right corner. A light yellowing on the frontispiece with some minor stains. One of the most celebrated painters of eighteenth-century in Italy, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) began making prints with his first collection of ten etchings, known as the Varj Capriccj: a very personal response to the production by Salvator Rosa and Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. The prints don't have any straightforward or overt meanings, surely several prints evoke the ancient or Arcadian world, with classical urns, figures alongside tombstones, and fragments of obelisks; in one plate, the figure of Death was reading a book, faced by a group of the living. Tiepolo’s Vari Capricci received with great acclaim among collectors and connoisseurs, thanks to their technical virtuosity and to their enigmatic meanings, a mark of his brilliance and a successful and personal declension of the “capriccio”. In 1774 Pierre-Jean Mariette wrote about Tiepolo: “Rich and fertile genius … it shines above all in his prints’'. Reference: De Vesme, 3/10; Rizzi 29/38. Succi 41/50. Image Dimensions : 14 x 17.3 cm This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 years ago by an artist who has died requires a licence for export regardless of the work’s market price. The shipping may require additional handling days to require the licence according to the final destination of the artwork.

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  • Creator
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696 - 1770, Italian)
  • Creation Year
    1785
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12.6 in. (32 cm)Width: 9.06 in. (23 cm)Depth: 0.2 in. (5 mm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Framing
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  • Condition
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  • Gallery Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: M-955981stDibs: LU65036192502

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