Giandomenico Tiepolo was born on this day in 1727 in Venice. Eldest son of the painter Giovanbattista Tiepolo (d. 1770), Giandomenico began working with his father in the 1740s and continued to work with him until his death. He served as president of the Venetian Academy (1780-83) and continued to make large-scale works like those of his father. He died in Venice in 1804. Shortly before his death, the artist executed 104 drawings to illustrate the life of Punchinello, a favorite character from the commedia dell’arte, a theme frequently depicted by Tiepolo throughout his career.
Reference: William L. Barcham. “Tiepolo.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.
Further reading: Domenico Tiepolo: The Punchinello Drawings by Adelheid M. Gealt
The Burial of Punchinello, ca. 1800, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Dance in the Country, ca. 1755, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1980
Europe, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Grace Rainey Rogers, 1943