The European Visual Culture Seminar presents:

Carl Villis, Conservator of Paintings before 1800, National Gallery of Victoria

Giambattista Tiepolo, Francesco Algarotti and The Finding of Moses in the National Gallery of Victoria

Giambattista Tiepolo The finding of Moses (formerly attributed to Sebastiano Ricci).

Between 1958 and 2008, the NGV’s large eighteenth-century Venetian canvas The Finding of Moses carried an attribution to Sebastiano Ricci. In 2009 this was changed to Giambattista Tiepolo after an extended technical examination and a major conservation treatment. This talk will trace the long history of the ‘new’ Tiepolo attribution, and will introduce the theory that the work is another product of the fruitful collaboration between Tiepolo and his friend and patron, Count Francesco Algarotti.

Date: Monday 28 March 2011 6:30 pm

Venue: Room 150 Elisabeth Murdoch Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville

All Welcome

Drinks and nibbles provided (gold coin donation appreciated). The seminar will be followed by dinner in Lygon St. Please RSVP Mark Shepheard ( if you plan to join us for dinner.