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

Woman with a Parrot

Oil on canvas
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Although Tiepolo did from time to time produce excellent portraits, this luminous painting may not be a portrait at all. It is, however, almost a symbol of eighteenth-century grace. The rosy bust of the extremely pretty young girl can without disadvantage be compared to the sensual female half busts that Titian had painted two centuries earlier.

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