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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Apollo and Daphne

early 18th century (drawn)
Place Of Origin

Pen and wash drawing over pencil, on paper.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen and wash over pencil, on paper.
Brief Description
Drawing, by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 'Apollo and Daphne', Italian School, c.1696-1770
Physical Description
Pen and wash drawing over pencil, on paper.
  • Height: 291mm
  • Width: 195mm
Gallery Label
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo 1696-1770 Apollo and Daphne Probably 1730s Tiepolo worked mainly in his native city of Venice. He specialized in huge wall paintings. This lively sketch depicts Apollo pursuing the nympg Daphne. It is one of over 300 drawings by Tiepolo at the V&A. They belonged to Edward Cheney, who visited Italy in the 1820s and assembled an important collection of Venetian art. Pen and wash over pencil, on paper Purchased 1885 Museum no. D.1825.75-1885(2011)
Object history
Part of the volume 'Vari Studi e Pensieri'.

Provenance: Edward Cheney (1803-84); by descent to Colonel Alfred Capel Cure; Sotheby's 29 June 1885, Lot 1024; purchased by the V&A from dealer, E. Parsons, 29 June 1885.
Part of the volume 'Vari Studi e Pensieri'
Bibliographic Reference
Knox, George, Catalogue of the Tiepolo Drawings of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1960, pp. 49-50 no. 44, illus.
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record createdJune 30, 2009
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