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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
The Triumph of Valor Over Time

c. 1757
fresco transferred to canvas
59.1 x 38.1 (oval) cm (23-1/4 x 15 (oval) in)
Friedrich August von Kaulbach [1850-1920], Munich; [1] (A.S. Drey, Munich) in 1930; [2] (Paul Drey, New York) by 1940; [3] sold to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in 1948; gift 1961 to the Seattle Art Museum, no. 61.169. [1] Not included in the Kaulbach estate sale held 29-30 October 1929 by Helbing, Munich. [2] Lent to Meisterwerke Alterer Kunst aus dem Deutschen Kunsthandel, Kunstverein, Cologne, May 10 – June 8, 1930, no. 78 of catalogue, as Markus und Chronos, ceiling sketch by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. This painting was not included in the liquidation sale of A.S. Drey held at Paul Graupe, Berlin, 17 June 1936, although a different Tiepolo sketch from the Kaulbach collection was included in the sale, no. 57. [3] Lent to Four Centuries of Venetian Painting, Toledo Museum of Art, March 1940, no. 51.
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