The Stole, or The Woman Returning from Church
From the series Divers Portraits (Venice: Giovanni David, 1775)

Giovanni David, Italian, 1749 - 1790

Geography:
Made in Venice, Italy, Europe

Date:
1775

Medium:
Etching

Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 7/16 x 6 9/16 inches (24 x 16.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1985-52-4721

Credit Line:
The Muriel and Philip Berman Gift, acquired from the John S. Phillips bequest of 1876 to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with funds contributed by Muriel and Philip Berman, gifts (by exchange) of Lisa Norris Elkins, Bryant W. Langston, Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White, with additional funds contributed by John Howard McFadden, Jr., Thomas Skelton Harrison, and the Philip H. and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation, 1985

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Label:
Giovanni David's Diverse Portraits series pokes fun at contemporary life in Venice. The captions below the images are quotes from writings by the French satirical poet and critic Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636-1711).