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Giambattista TIEPOLO

Italy 1696 – Spain 1770

Marriage allegory
[Marriage allegory of the Cornaro family] c.1737-1747 Venice, Veneto, Venezia province, Italy
Painting, oil on canvas
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
343.0 h x 172.0 w cm
Purchased 1974
Accession No: NGA 74.377

Provenance:
  • bought 1840s-70s? Edward Cheney (1803-1884), Badger Hall, Shropshire, England;
  • by descent to his brother-in-law, Col. Alfred Capel Cure (1826-1896), Badger Hall;
  • by descent to his nephew, Francis Capel Cure (1854-1933), Badger Hall;
  • either by descent to his nephew, Nigel Capel Cure (b.1908) or part of estate sale;
  • from where bought by Count Alessandro Contini (1878-1951 or 1955), Florence, 1935;
  • by descent to his heirs;
  • from whom bought through Shipley Corporation, New York, Paula Vial, New York, Chasseur Vert Etablissement, Vaduz, and Stanley Moss and Co. Inc., New York, by the Australian National Gallery, December 1974
  • PLEASE NOTE: this work is on long term loan at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne more information


    Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2010