Provenance

Richard Owen Gallery, Paris; sold 1936 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; gift 1963 to the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1978
NGA Master Drawings 1978, p. 77.
1994
The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, 317, 459, no. 214 (repro. p. 317, color)(entry by Mitchell Merling).
1995
Splendori del Settecento Veneziano, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, 1995, 455, 456, no. 176 (repro. p. 456)(entry by Attilia Dorigato).
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 110.
Bibliography
1973
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings fromt he Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XVI-XVII Century. (Washington: 1973): 175, fig. 331.
1975
Morassi, Antonio. Guardi: Tutti i Disegni di Antonio, Francesco, e Giacomo Guardi. (Venice: 1975): 150, no. 403, fig. 405.
1977
Shaw, James Byam. "Some Guardi Drawings Rediscovered," Master Drawings xv.1 (1977): 11, under no. 6.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. Washington, 1979: 1:244-245, 2:pl. 166.
1984
Morassi, Antonio. Guardi: I Dipinti. (Venice: 1984): 430, under no. 644
1994
The Glory of Venice. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Museo del Settecento Veneziano - Ca'Rezzonico, Venice; Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, 1994-1995: 317, 459, no. 214.
1995
Splendori del Settecento Veneziano. Exh. cat. Electa, Milan, 1995: 455-456.
2011
Sperone, Gian Enzo, Marco Voena, et al. Italian Paintings from the 17th to the 18th Centuries. Robilant + Voena at Sperone Westwater. New York, 2011, 60, fig. 1 (as The Fortress of San Niccolo).