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Inscription

in brown ink on verso: slight sketch of old woman's head; by later hand in graphite, upper right verso: 11212(?)

Provenance

Henry Oppenheimer [1859-1932], London; (his sale, Christie's London, 10 July 1936, no. 90a); Bittner Collection; Janos Scholz [1903-1993], New York; Mrs. Eugene Victor Thaw, New York, by 1960; (Yvonne Ffrench Gallery, London, 1968); Jacques Petit-Hory, Paris [1929-1992] (not in Lugt); (with Jean-Pierre Selz, Paris); Jeffrey E. Horvitz, Beverly Farms, MA; purchased 2008 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1911
Venetian Painting of the Eighteenth Century, Burlington Fine arts Club, London, 1911, no. 80.
1957
Disegni veneti della collezione Janos Scholz, Venice, 55, no. 95.
1958
The Guardi Family: Selected from American Museums and Collections, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, January through February, 1958, no. 40.
1968
Old Master Drawings, Yvonne Ffrench, London, 1968, no. 25.
1971
Venise au XVIII siècle, Orangerie, Paris, 1971, no. 109.
1991
Italian Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Jeffrey E. Horvitz, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL, 1991 - 1992, no. 34.
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 109.
Bibliography
1911
Exhibition of Venetian Painting of the Eighteenth Century. Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1911: 60.
1926
Detlev, Baron von Hadeln. "Some Unpublished Figure Drawings of Francesco Guardi." Old Master Drawings 1 (June 1926): 3.
1943
Pallucchini, Rodolfo. I Disegni del Guardi al Museo Correr di Venezia. Venice, 1943: 41, no. 34.
1960
Mills College Art Gallery. Venetian Drawings 1600 - 1800, from the Collection of Janos Scholz. Oakland, 1960: under no. 36.
1964
Scholz, Janos. "Visiting Venetian Drawings at the National Gallery." The Art Quarterly XXVII (1964): 189, 192, fig. 4.
1971
Venise au dix-huitième siècle: Peintures, dessins et gravures des collections françaises. Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, 1971: 92.
1975
Morassi, Antonio. Guardi, I Disegni. Venice, 1975: 122-123, no. 257, fig. 260.
1991
Italian Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Jeffrey E. Horvitz. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL, 1991: 140-143.