TIEPOLO, Giovanni Battista
(b. 1696, Venezia, d. 1770, Madrid)

Liberality Dispensing Gifts

Villa Loschi Zileri dal Verme, Biron di Monteviale

In addition to those in the central section of the ceiling of the main hall, four other virtues appear inside stucco frames on the walls of the room: Marital Harmony, Humility Casting Out Pride, Liberality Dispensing Gifts, and Virtue Crowning Honour.

The kneeling, elegantly dressed page beside Liberality might be the earliest existing portrait of the painter's oldest son, Giandomenico, born in 1727.

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