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Inscription

lower right in pen and ink: Il Orrido a Bellano / sul Lago di Como P. Birman fecit.

Provenance

Estate of the artist; Samuel Birmann and Juliana Birmann-Visher, Basel. Öffentliche Kunstsammlungen, Basel, by 1859 (their deaccession stamp, no. 54, between 1912 and 1919. Private collection, Switzerland. (sale, Grisebach, Berlin, 25 November 2015, no. 104); (via C. G. Boerner LLC, New York); purchased 2015 by NGA.