Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
The Stole, or The Woman Returning from Church
Giovanni David, Italian, 1749 - 1790
Currently not on view
|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|
LabelGiovanni 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).