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Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, 1752

Oil on canvas
28 5/8 × 41 1/4 in
72.7 × 104.8 cm
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles
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In the collection of European Painting and Sculpture at LACMA.

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In the collection of European Painting and Sculpture at LACMA.

Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation in honor of the museum's 40th anniversary (M.2005.119)

Painting, Oil on canvas, 28 5/8 x 41 1/4 in. (72.71 x 104.78 cm); Framed: 39 1/4 x 51 1/2 x 4 in. (99.7 x 130.81 x 10.16 cm)

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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
Italian, 1727–1804
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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo’s first teacher was his father, the infamous and accomplished Italian Renaissance artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Though sometimes remembered in art history as having lived under his father’s shadow, Tiepolo developed his own style and began independently working for commissions starting at the age of 20. He produced paintings, engravings, and drawings for both secular and religious purposes. Among his most famous works were the frescoes depicting scenes from commedia dell’arte, a celebrated early form of improvisational theater. This subject became an important motif in many of Tiepolo’s later works: His mature paintings often featured a central protagonist named “Punchinello,” a clown inspired by characters from the commedia (and a precursor to Punch of "Punch and Judy".)

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In the collection of European Painting and Sculpture at LACMA.

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In the collection of European Painting and Sculpture at LACMA.

Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation in honor of the museum's 40th anniversary (M.2005.119)

Painting, Oil on canvas, 28 5/8 x 41 1/4 in. (72.71 x 104.78 cm); Framed: 39 1/4 x 51 1/2 x 4 in. (99.7 x 130.81 x 10.16 cm)

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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
Italian, 1727–1804
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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo’s first teacher was his father, the infamous and accomplished Italian Renaissance artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Though sometimes remembered in art history as having lived under his father’s shadow, Tiepolo developed his own style and began independently working for commissions starting at the age of 20. He produced paintings, engravings, and drawings for both secular and religious purposes. Among his most famous works were the frescoes depicting scenes from commedia dell’arte, a celebrated early form of improvisational theater. This subject became an important motif in many of Tiepolo’s later works: His mature paintings often featured a central protagonist named “Punchinello,” a clown inspired by characters from the commedia (and a precursor to Punch of "Punch and Judy".)

Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, 1752

Oil on canvas
28 5/8 × 41 1/4 in
72.7 × 104.8 cm
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