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Inscription

vertical along right edge verso in graphite: Winthrop [dealer and framing notations]

Provenance

Anton Maria Zanetti [c. 1679-1767], Venice; Giuseppe Carlo Cernazai [1773-1849], Udine; by inheritance to Canon Francesco Maria Cernazai [1802-1881], Udine; given to Seminario Arcivescovile, Udine; probably sale Genolini auction, Milan, 1900; Antonio dal Zotto; (sale Galleria Geri, Milan or Salvadori, Venice, 1919); Benno Geiger [1882-1965], Venice; (sale, Sotheby's London, 7 December 1920, among 259-272; ? Winthrop Family, Boston; Sam Abate Gallery, Boston; purchased by NGA.

Exhibition History
1994
The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, 101, 104, 488, no. 29 (repro. p. 104, 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. 51.
Bibliography
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: 104, 488, no. 29.
1996
Bettagno, Alessandro. "Disegni di Marco Ricci: Una questione di provenienza e un problema di dispersione," in Hommage au Dessin, Mélanges offerts à Roseline Bacou, ed. Maria Teresa Caracciolo, Rimini, 1996, 424, 425, no. 16.