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Venice Receiving the Homage of Neptune, after Giovanni Battista Tiepolo's painting for the Ducal Palace in Venice
Venice Receiving the Homage of Neptune, after Giovanni Battista Tiepolo's painting for the Ducal Palace in Venice
Date:
18th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
18.8 x 34.4 cm (image)
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Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.299
Acquisition Date:
1940-02-11
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Venice, reclining with a sceptre, gestures towards Neptune who empties a cornucopia of jewels and coins at her feet.

A young woman in royal fur-lined robes and a crown reclines on the shore resting on a lion’s head. She points at Neptune, a bearded figure rising from the water holding a cornucopia of golden coins and other treasure. She is noble, he is reverent but assertive.