|Two Roman Soldiers Amid Ruins|
|Flight into Egypt, the boat guided by an Angel|
Estate of Mrs. Vincent Astor
This represents the final (ravishing) group of wash drawings by Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770) from the collections of the Morgan Library in New York. My favorite of all is the Flight into Egypt above, recently bequeathed to this public collection by that famous patron of libraries, Brooke Astor.
|God the Father carried by Angels|
Tiepolo would never be one to shy away from a subject because of its incomprehensible grandeur. Above, he draws a dense mob of levitating angels transporting a stiffly upright God the Father (with three-pointed halo).
|The Angel at the Tomb|