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Inscription

upper left verso in black ink: P.A.Novelli / (unidentified signature); upper center verso in blue ink, underlined: Il Diorama;center left verso in blue ink: 17 x 24 cm.

Provenance

Schaffer Galleries, New York: purchased 1962 Julius S. Held [1905-2002], Old Bennington, VT.

Exhibition History
1970
Selections from the Drawing Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Julius S. Held, University Art Gallery, Binghamton; traveling exhibition, 1970, no. 129.
1979
Master Drawings from the Collection of Ingrid and Julius S. Held, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown; traveling exhibition, 1979, no. 30.
1994
The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, 357, 358, 471, no. 251 (repro. p. 358, color)(entry by Olipmia Theodoli).
2003
"Il Gran Teatro del Mondo: L'Anima e il Volto del Settecento", Palazzo Reale, Milan, 2003-2004, no. II.66.
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 105.
Bibliography
1968
Munhall, E., Apollo, 84 1968, fig.6.
1970
Selections from the Drawing Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Julius S. Held. Exh. cat. University Art Gallery, Binghamton, 1970: 26.
1979
Master drawings from the Collection of Ingrid and Julius S. Held. Exh cat. Burlington, VT, Robert Hull Fleming Museum 1979: 43.
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: no. 251.
2003
Caroli, Flavio. Il Gran Teatro del Mondo. Skira, Milan, 2003: 438-439.