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

Allegory of Strength and Wisdom

Oil on canvas, 35 x 30 cm
Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan

This small canvas is a preparatory sketch for a bigger painting executed between 1740 and 1743 for the decoration of the ceiling of Palazzo Caiselli in Udine. (It is now conserved in the Museo Civico, Udine.) The artist later produced several copies for the ceilings of private palaces.

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