A Magician Pointing to a Burning Head

about 1743
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian (Venetian), 1696–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Knox 13, his "unrecorded early state," with the 8 mm blank margin at the left; Rizzi 7, i/ii; de Vesme 16, i/ii (Knox is incorrect that this is an unrecorded early state, since second state impressions, with the number, still have this blank margin)

Dimensions

Sheet: 37.2 x 25.5 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.) Platemark: 22.5 x 18.6 cm (8 7/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

45.105

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

M. Knoedler & Co., New York; from whom purchased February 8, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of W. G. Russell Allen and the George Reed Nutter Fund