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lower right in ink: John S. Sargent

Provenance

Estate of Henry Schlesinger; Mrs. A. H. Berly; (Christie's, March 3, 1913, lot 33); (Colnaghi and Obach, New York, 1913); (Robinson and Farr, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1913); (Macbeth Gallery, New York); Mabel Stevens Smithers, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1925; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1952; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1881
The Salon, Paris, France, 1881, no. 3413 (or 3414), as "Vue de Venise"
1925
[exhibition title unknown], Macbeth Galleries, New York, 1925, no. 18, as "Piazza, Venice"
1983
John Singer Sargent: Drawings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, 1983, p. 54, no. 26, repro
1986
John Singer Sargent, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1986-1987; Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, 1987, p. 213, no. 174, repro
2003
Whistler and His Circle in Venice, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2003, p. 121, no. 89, repro
2009
Sargent and the Sea, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2009-2010
2015
Focus on the Corcoran: Works on Paper, 1860-1990, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2015.
Bibliography
1980
Adelson, Warren. John Singer Sargent: His Own Work. New York: Coe Kerr Gallery, 1980, p. unknown, as "Venetian Piazza"
1983
Simmons, Linda Crocker and with the assistance of Adrianne J. Humphrey, et al. American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983: p. 105, no. 688.
1991
Honour, Hugh, and John Fleming. The Venetian Hours of Henry James, Whistler, and Sargent. London: Walker Books, 1991, p. 102.