|The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York|
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, this drawing of pen and brown ink has been accented with a sepia wash. Beneath this, traces of the original sketch of pencil and black chalk can be seen.
Dating to about 1796-1770, this is the work of a member of the Circle of famed Italian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid). Entitled "Punchinello with Dumpling or Fritter." I think that's a lovely idea.
Tiepolo and his followers often depicted Punchinello in various situations, often showing multiple Punchinellos or whole families of them at a time.