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all on support by later hand: upper left in pen and brown ink: 33; across bottom in pen and brown ink: Sig.re Gio. Batta Piranesi Architetto, ed Incis.e in Roma

Provenance

From three volumes of caricatures probably executed in Rome at the court of Carlos, King of Naples between 1734 and 1755 who acceded the throne of Spain as Carlos III in 1759; by inheritance to Carlos IV, 1788-1808; Joseph Bonaparte [1768-1844], King of Naples and Spain, 1808-1813; Marquis of Wellesley (later Arthur, 1st Duke of Wellington), 1814. (David Carritt, London), by 1971; (Robert M. Light, Santa Barbara), 1972; purchased by NGA, 1997.

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