Friday, March 7, 2014

Object of the Day, Museum Edition: Guardi's "A Punch & Judy Show," 1735

The Frick Collection, New York

From the world famous Frick Collection in New York, we have this sepia ink drawing, dating to 1735, by Italian artist Paolo Guardi.

Though given the anglicized title, "A Punch & Judy Show," the drawing actually depicts a performance of a Pulcinella show--Italian's Italian puppet forebear.

The Frick Collection and Reference Library includes hundreds of important antiques and works of art.  A visit to their web site, and, if in the area to the collections themselves is a must.

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