Save Venice Inc. and Friends of Florence Restoration Collaboration - Drawings by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo at the Horne Museum in Florence, Italy

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In 2016, Friends of Florence and Save Venice Inc. will sponsor the conservation treatment of a group of 48 drawings by the Venetian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1692–1770), held in the Horne Museum of Florence. Forty-four of the drawings are bound in an album and an additional four from the same album are mounted separately.

The drawings vary in size and subject, most being studies of visual motifs datable on stylistic grounds to about 1740. They are executed in black smoke ink and brown iron gallic ink on various types of paper. The English architect, art historian, and collector Herbert P. Horne (1864–1916) bought these works by the famed Venetian artist in London in 1903, and brought them to Florence in 1911 when he acquired Palazzo Corsi in Via Benci in Florence. 

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