An Itinerant Dentist and a Theatrical Troupe
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Italian (active Venice, Würzburg, and Madrid) 1727 - 1804
Son of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Giovanni Domenico worked both as an independent artist and as his father's assistant or associate on oil and fresco decorations for churches and palaces. In the 1790s he did a number of ink and wash drawings recording everyday life in Venice. Here a traveling dentist sets up shop on a temporary raised platform that he shares with an itinerant theater troupe, both occupations striving to attract as much public notice and as many customers as possible.