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


Fresco transferred to canvas, 410 x 188 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

Giambattista Tiepolo collaborated with the Venetian quadratura painter Girolamo Mengozzi Colonna on the ceiling fresco of the nave of the church of St. Mary of Nazareth called the 'Scalzi', completing the work in 1743-45 following the careful preparation of studies and models. The grandiose fresco depicting the 'transportation of the holy house of Loreto' was almost completely destroyed during World War I. The picture shows one of the few remaining fragments.

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