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Inscription

in unknown hand, lower left in brown ink on mount: S." Ritchi

Provenance

Armand Louis de Mestral de Saint Saphorin [1738-1806]; Marguerite and Madeline de Mestral; Rene de Cerenville, Lausanne; Nathan Chaikin; David Daniels; (sold, Sotheby's, London, 25 April 1978, no. 37); (David Tunick, Inc.); acquired 1978 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1994
The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, 267, 269, 449, no. 173 (repro. p. 269, color)(entry by Margherita Giacometti).
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 76.
Bibliography
1974
Pignatti, Terisio. Venetian Drawings from American Collections. Washingon, 1974: 32, 57.
1981
Pignatti, Teresio. Disegni antichi del Museo Correr di Venezia. Vol. II (Dall'Oglio-Fontebasso). Venice, 1981: 122.
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: 267, 269, 449, no. 173.