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Inscription

lower left in plate: Piranesi inv; incise, e vende di rimpetto / all'Accademia di Francia in Roma

Marks and Labels

Robison 48 & 50)

Provenance

Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire; (sold, Christie's, London, 5 December 1985); (David Tunick, Inc., New York); acquired 1986 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, 385, 386, 483, no. 269 (repro. p. 386)(entry by Olimpia Theodoli).
Bibliography
1918
Focillon 23.
1922
Hind p.81, no.27.
1978
Robison 1978, 3.
1985
Christie's, CHATSWORTH, 12/5/85, 166.
1986
Robison, Andrew. Piranesi Early Architectural Fantasies: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Etchings. Washington: National Gallery of Art; Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1986.
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. 269.