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Apotheosis of Aeneas

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Tiepolo was internationally acclaimed for his illusionistic, grand-scale paintings. This bozetto,or sketch for a larger work, was made as a preparatory study for an elaborate ceiling painting in the Hall of the Royal Guard in the Royal Palace, Madrid. Diagonal composition, expressive movement,...

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Provenance

By 1927, Edward Jackson Holmes (b. 1873 - d. 1950), Boston; 1927, gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 29, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes

about 1762

Dimensions

67.31 x 51.12 cm (26 1/2 x 20 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.861

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

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