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Time Unveiling Truth

The Museum of Fine Arts - Boston

Boston, MA

Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista

Year: ca. 1745-50

Type of Work: Painting

Material: Oil on canvas

Description: As befitting a great international court painter, Tiepolo invented large-scale and complex figural compositions and rendered them with a virtuoso touch. Here, voluptuous Truth, winged Time, and little Cupid represent the universal idea that Truth, with the sun lighting the way, will prevail over death and earthly vanities.

Dimensions: 91 x 65 3/4 in. (231.1 x 167 cm)

Charles Potter Kling Fund, 61.1200. Photograph © 2015 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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