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Inscription

lower left in plate: Jo. Bap. Moretti et Filii del. e Pinx.; lower right in plate: Jo. Bap. Brustoloni sculp.; across bottom in plate: Vesperi Diei Nativitatis Domini. Principe, Senatu comitante, auratis Naviliis Regio apparatu ad Ecclesiam S. Georgii Majoris proficiscente, Populus undequaque confluit. / Apud Ludovicum Furlanetto supra Pontem vulgo dictum dei Baretteri C.P.E.S.; by later hand, lower left in graphite: P8187

Provenance

(David Tunick Inc., New York); Dr. Ruth B. Benedict (1913-1993), Washington, 1981; bequest to NGA, 1994.

Exhibition History
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, no. 40.
Bibliography
1981
Italian Prints of the Eighteenth Century. David Tunick, New York (cat. 11), 1981: no: 12.
1989
Constable, W.G. Canaletto: Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768.2nd ed. revised by J.G. Links. 2 vols. Oxford, 1989.
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: no. 40.