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Creator Name: Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Italian; 1696-1770
Creator Name-CRT: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Title: Death of Seneca
Title Type: preferred
Title: Fantasy on the Death of Seneca
Title Type: alternate
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1735
Creation End Date: 1740
Creation Date: 1735-1740 wkg GK
Creation Place: Europe,Italy
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Classification Term: pen and ink
Classification Term: Drawing
Classification Term: Prints and Drawings
Materials and Techniques: Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, over black chalk, on ivory laid paper.
Dimensions: Height: 340 mm., Width: 240 mm.
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1959.36
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Regenstein Collection
Context: Tiepolo's masterful draftsmanship at its full maturity is demonstrated in this work in which the brilliant luminosity of wash and economy of means reached unsurpassed heights. More a fantasy that a factual account of the demise of the Roman philosopher ordered by Emperor nero to commit suicide, this unusual subject was deliberately drawn on a sheet of creased paper to heighten the sense of tragedy and immediacy.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1959.36
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000
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