Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista (Giambattista) (1696-1770) by Scholes, Robert

Giovanni Battista (Giambattista) Tiepolo (1696 – 1770) The son of a sea-captain and marine merchant, who left behind him a considerable fortune, Tiepolo married, in 1721, Cecilia, the sister of the painter , by whom he had nine children. He worked mostly in the north of Italy and in Spain, sometimes assisted by his son, Giovanni Domenico. His colors and draftsmanship were much admired. He is especially known for ceiling paintings, where his handling of perspective is impressive. Guardi

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