The Marriage of Frederick Barbarossa

The marriage of the Emperor Frederick I to Beatrice, daughter of the Count of Burgundy, was celebrated in Würzburg in 1156.

Compositionally, this picture is related to the fresco of the subject by the artist's father, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, of 1752 (Residenz, Würzburg) and has been thought to be a modello for that fresco. However, it is perhaps more likely to have been done by the son after his father's fresco.

Key facts

Artist dates
1727 - 1804
Full title
The Marriage of Frederick Barbarossa and Beatrice of Burgundy
Date made
about 1752-3
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
72.4 x 52.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by the Misses Cohen as part of the John Samuel collection, 1906
Inventory number
Location in Gallery