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Inscription

lower right, brown ink, signed: Piranesi; verso of Piranesi's mount, at lower right in brown ink [upside down]: B. P. L. 115; upper left, graphite: 19/2324

Provenance

(Thomas LeClaire, Hamburg); Wolfgang Ratjen [1943-1997], Vaduz and Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1995
Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz. Liechtensteinischen Staatlichen Kunstsammlung, Vaduz, 1995, no. 46.
1996
Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996, no. 46.
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2011, no. 52.
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 86.
Bibliography
1985
Thomas Le Claire Kunsthandel. Handzeichnungen alter Meister, 1500-1800. Vol. 3. Hamburg, 1985: 56-57, no. 31.
1989
Ekserdjian, David. "Piranesi and Titian" The Burlington Magazine 131, no. 1039 (October 1989): 702-703, fig. 32.
1990
Titian, Prince of Painters. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1990: 258, under no. 38 (entry by Giovanna Nepi Scirè).
1995
Lachenmann, David. Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz. Vaduz, 1995: no. 46.
1996
Lachenmann, David. Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. Exh. cat. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996: no. 46.
2008
Von Leonardo bis Piranesi: Italienische Zeichnungen von 1450 bis 1800 aus dem Kupferstichkabinett der Hamburger Kunsthalle. Hamburger Kunsthalle. Bremen, 2008: 186, under no. 86.
2009
Klemm, David. Italienische Zeichnungen, 1450-1800: Zeichnungen aus dem Kupferstichkabinett der Hamburger Kunsthalle. Cologne, 2009: 2: 282, 283 under no. 407*.
2011
Italian Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection 1525-1835. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2011: 120-121.