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Inscription

in later hand, across bottom verso: Claudio Gillee. f: Romae 1682

Provenance

Jonathan Richardson, Sr. [1665-1745], London (Lugt 2183) (his sale, 1747); purchased by his son-in-law, Thomas Hudson [1701-1779], London (Lugt 2432); possibly William Bateson [1861-1926], London; (sale Sotheby's, 23 April 1929?); R. Horace Gallatin; given to NGA, 1949.

Exhibition History
1982
Claude Lorrain 1600-1682. National Gallery of Art, Washington, and Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris. Washington, 1982: 297, no. 75.
2007
Claude Lorrain - The Painter as Draftsman: Drawings from the British Museum. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2007 (not in cat.; shown only in Washington).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 66-67, 278, no. 24 (color).
Bibliography
1961
Roethlisberger, Marcel. "Drawings by Claude Lorrain in American Museums," The Art Quarterly 24, no. 4 (Winter 1961), 352 (fig. 7), 354.
1968
Roethlisberger, Marcel. Claude Lorrain: The Drawings. 2 vols. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968: no. 1129.
1989
Langdon, Helen. Claude Lorrain. Oxford, 1989: 150, 153, pl. 120.