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upper left, brown ink: 118 Carloni; verso, lower left, graphite [vertically]: questo è del Carloni di Milano, and lower right, red chalk [vertically]: dissegni dogni sorte de Autori; verso twice in graphite: 1028 [encircled]; verso, upper left, 16 [encircled], lower right, 175 [encircled]


auction Finarte Milan, 9-10 June 1976, 175; purchased by Giuseppe Patitucci Gallery, Venice; purchased by Joseph and Maria Matzker, Bensberg; Wolfgang Ratjen [1943-1997], Vaduz and Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History

Carlo Carlone, 1686-1775, Der Ansbacher Auftrag. Ansbach, 1990: 180-181, no. 31, fig. 193 (entry by Brigitte Langer).
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2011, no. 55.
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 97.
Looking Up: Studies for Ceilings, 1550-1800


Schmidt, Hans M. Himmel Ruhm und Herrlichtkeit. Rheinland-Verlag, Cologne, 1989: 278.
Kruckmann, Peter O. Carlo Carlone 1685-1775: Der Ansbacher Auftrag. Arcos, Landshut, 1990: 180-181.
Italian Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection 1525-1835. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2011: 126-127.

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