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Democritus and Heraclitus Laughing and Sorrowing over the Follies of the World

A work made of black chalk, with pen and black and brown ink and brush and various brown washes, heightened with white gouache, on cream laid paper.

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  • A work made of black chalk, with pen and black and brown ink and brush and various brown washes, heightened with white gouache, on cream laid paper.

Date:

1742/43

Artist:

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Italian, 1696–1770

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Giambattista Tiepolo

Title

Democritus and Heraclitus Laughing and Sorrowing over the Follies of the World

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1742–1743

Medium

Black chalk, with pen and black and brown ink and brush and various brown washes, heightened with white gouache, on cream laid paper

Dimensions

40.5 × 27.2 cm (16 × 10 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray

Reference Number

2022.96

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