Ca' Rezzonico

Ca' Rezzonico

TIEPOLO. Etching plates from the Museo Correr Collection.


Following the remarkable critical and public success of the exhibition dedicated to the Tiepolo drawings, which attracted over thirty thousand visitors, it is now the turn of the thirty-three copper etching plates belonging to the Museo Correr collections. These copper plates, which have never been shown together before, are displayed alongside etchings produced from them.
The exhibition is curated by Camillo Tonini and mounted by Daniela Ferretti.
The catalogue is published by Marsilio.

The exhibition presents a total of thirty-three copper plates engraved by various members of the Tiepolo family. Part of the collection originally put together by Teodoro Correr, seven are by Giambattista Tiepolo, twenty-five by Giandomenico and one by Lorenzo. The plates are invaluable because not only do they cast light on the way the etching technique was used, but they also provide an insight into the, often complex, interplay of influences between the works of Giambattista and the two sons who were his pupils.

The exhibitions at Cà Rezzonico, organised to mark the bicentenary of the death of Giandomenico Tiepolo, have been possible thanks to the backing provided by Insula Spa .