RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo's "Madaonna of the Rosary With Angels" (1735). Sale estimate in excess of $15 million. 
Collecting is something we love to do together, and we love getting to know the artist first. But you can't meet an Old Master, and one of them has work at auction this week. Born in Venice in 1696, Giovanni Battista (Giambattista) Tiepolo was a painter and printmaker who painted with the emotion of Titian and Tintoretto. Sotheby's estimates that Tiepolo's "The Madonna of the Rosary with Angels" will sell for over $15 million on Thursday. We won't be bidding, but we will be watching  and that makes Giambattista Tiepolo, our artist of the week.

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The J. Paul Getty Museum: "The Holy Family with Angels before an Arch" by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, 1696 - 1770); Pen and brown ink and brown and gray wash; 12 3/8 × 8 7/8 in.
The National Gallery - DC: "Madonna of the Goldfinch" (1767/177); 0il on canvas; 24 13/16 x 19 13/16 in.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art:  "Triumph of Marius" (1789) by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo; Oil on canvas; 220 x 128 5/8 in.