Tiepolo’s old man
By TIEPOLO, Giovanni Domenico, 1757
[Portrait of an Old Man with Bare Head from the Raccolta di Teste].
- Author: TIEPOLO, Giovanni Domenico
- Publication date: c.1757
- Physical description: Etching, first state before numbers, sheet 157 by 118 mm, image 150 by 113 mm, ink stamp of “Collezione Alianello” (Lugt, 5K) to verso.
- Inventory reference: 12747
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727–1804), born into a family of prominent Venetian artists, was the son Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and the older brother of Lorenzo Baldissera Tiepolo. Giandomenico enjoyed a successful artistic career from an early age, first as chief assistant to his father, and later as an artist in his own right. Though he worked primarily as a painter and draftsman, he also enjoyed success as a printmaker. He worked in the Baroque style, and is best known for his secular works, such as this.