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lower right in brown ink: I.B.Piranesi. fecit. decr.31.1765.; inscribed by Joseph Wyndham, verso in brown ink: Piranesi / Drawn at Rome in the presence of Joseph Wyndham Esq


Joseph Windham [1739-1810]; apparently to Anketell Singleton, Languard Fort; by 1800 to Thomas Blofeld, Wroxham; by descent to T.R.C. Blofeld; purchased (via John Mitchell and Son) by NGA, 1986.

Exhibition History
Eighteenth Century Italy and the Grand Tour, Norwich Castle Museum, May 23-July 20, 1958, Norwich, no. 44.
Il Settecento a Roma, Rome, 1959, no. 459.
The Glory of Venice, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, 401, 402, 485, no. 282 (repro. p. 401, color)(entry by Olimpia Theodoli).
Building a Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997-1998, no. 63.
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 91.
A Loan Exhibition of Eighteenth-Century Italy and the Grand Tour. Norwich Castle Museum, Norwich, 1958: 26.
Ford, Brinsley, "Italy and the Grand Tour at Norwich," The Burlington Magazine c.658-699 (1958): 317.
Il Settecento a Roma. De Luca, Rome, 1959: 176.
Wilton-Ely, PIRANESI, Ldn, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1978: 114, no. 291.
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: 401-402, 485.
Andrew Robison, "Piranesi's Later Drawings of Architectural Fantasies," in Giovanni Battista Piranesi-Die Wahrnehmung von Raum und Zeit. Akten des internationalen Symposiums Staatsgalerie Stuttgart 25. bis 26. Juni 1999. Eds., Corinna Höper, et al. Marburg, 2002: 50-51, 62, 63, fig. 2, and cover.