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A Magician, a Soldier and Other Figures Watching a Burning Skull
  • Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
    1696–1770
    born: Venice, Republic of Venice (present-day Italy) ; died: Madrid, Spain ; active: present-day Italy, Spain
  • A Magician, a Soldier and Other Figures Watching a Burning Skull, circa 1735–1745
  • Scherzi di Fantasia (Imaginary Scenes)
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • etching
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 223 x 179 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 346 x 241 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 7 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 5/8 x 9 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0147
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A small group of people stands in front of a short altar that has a burning skull on top. The female figure at right has a wreath on her head and a vase in her hands.