Allegorical Figure of a Woman with a Club (Fortitude?), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, c. 1740 - 1750

Allegorical Figure of a Woman with a Club (Fortitude?), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, c. 1740 - 1750

canvas, h 81cm × w 65cm More details

Tiepolo was the leading decorative painter of the 18th century, whose work was admired and commissioned throughout Europe. This oval canvas and its companion –two paintings of a series of four –were undoubtedly part of a large decorative programme in a formal room of a Venetian palace (palazzo). The four oval canvasses were meant to be hung high up, so that the gold ground would reflect the candlelight.

On display in room 1.4

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