Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery

Image credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo based his style on that of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696–1770), with whom he worked in Italy, Germany, and Spain. After Battista’s death, Domenico returned to his native city of Venice where he was elected President of the Painters' Academy in 1780. In this Bible story (St John VIII, 1–11) Christ was requested to judge a woman accused of adultery and said, 'Said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.'

Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery




oil on canvas


H 43.3 x W 63.8 cm

Accession number

NMW A 96

Acquisition method

purchased from a private collection, 1967

Work type


Inscription description

Of the Lethieres collection, sold in Paris in 1829


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