The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto
The frescoes Tieopolo painted for the Palazzo Archinto, Milan, were destroyed by bombing in the Second World War. The surviving preparatory paintings and drawings have been reunited here, along with oil sketches relating to the frescoes’ complex mythological scheme. Find out more from the Frick Collection’s website.
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Perseus and Andromeda (1730), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Photo: Michael Bodycomb; courtesy Frick Collection, New York
Triumph of the Arts and Sciences (c. 1730–31), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Photo: Luisa Oliveira; © Direção-Geral do Património Cultural / Arquivo de Documentação Fotográfica (DGPC/ADF)
Triumph of a Roman Emperor (1730–31), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Photo: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY
Apollo and Phaëton (c. 1730–31), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Palazzo Archinto in 1948, after bombing in August 1943. Photo: Su autorizzazione dell’Azienda di Servizi alla Persona Golgi-Redaelli di Milano