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Inscription

bottom left, brown ink, signed: Piranesi.; top right, red chalk [by the artist?]: Libro

Provenance

(sale, Sotheby's London, 3 July 1980, no. 76); Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1995
Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz. Liechtensteinischen Staatlichen Kunstsammlung, Vaduz. Bern, 1995, no. 47.
1996
Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996, no. 47.
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2011, 53.
Bibliography
1994
European Master Drawings from the Collection of Peter Jay Sharp. National Academy of Design, New York, 1994, 66, under nos. 26, 27 (entry by William L. Barcham).
2002
Robison, Andrew. "Piranesi's Later Drawings of Architectural Fantasies," in Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Die Wahrnehmung von Raum und Zeit. Edited by Corinna Höper, Jeannette Stoschek, and Elisabeth Kieven. Akten des internationalen Symposiums Staatsgalerie Stuttgart 25. bis 26. Juni 1999. Marburg, 2002: 49-50.