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Drawing, Time (Chronos) Entrusting Cupid to Venus

This is a drawing. It was attributed to Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo. It is dated ca. 1757 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, white gouache, over black chalk on brown laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 43.5 × 56.5 cm (17 1/8 × 22 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper left corner: Lo fece il Tiepoli e mi lo dono / Guseppino Guardi

Cite this object as

Drawing, Time (Chronos) Entrusting Cupid to Venus; Attributed to Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, 1727 – 1804); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, white gouache, over black chalk on brown laid paper; H x W: 43.5 × 56.5 cm (17 1/8 × 22 1/4 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-245

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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