This exhibit comprises a series of preparatory paintings, sketches and drawings connected with Giambattista Tiepolo’s first significant project outside of Venice, a series of frescoes commissioned by Count Carlo Archinto for the Palazzo Archinto in Milan. The palazzo was bombed and its interior was destroyed, leaving only some black-and-white photographs as a record of how the frescoes looked on the ceiling. The nearly 50 objects in the display include paintings and drawings that never have been seen together before.
Jun 19 — Jul 14
Giambattista Tiepolo, Perseus and Andromeda, 1730-31. The Frick Collection. Photo: Michael Bodycomb