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upper right verso on hinge in graphite, circled: 82


Possibly Dpmenico Tiepolo; possibly sold to Count Bernardino Coriani-Algaroti; possibly by whom sold 1852 to Edward Cheney [1803-1884]; his brother in law Alfred Capel-Cure; 9sold, Sotheby's, London, 29 April 1885, no. 1024); Marques of Bredalbane, Langdon House, Duns, Berwichshire; (sale, Dowells, Edinburgh, 25 March 1925, no. 1004); purchased by John Grant, Edinburgh; purchased by Arthur Kay, Edinburgh c. 1926; (his sale, Christie's, London, 8-9 April 1943, part of no. 248); Frederick Stern; Julius S. Held [1905-2002], Old Bennington, VT; 1984 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Selections from the Drawing Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Julius S. Held, University Art Gallery, Binghamton; traveling exhibition, 1970, no. 135.
Graphics Survey Exhibition, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., January 1984.
The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, 206, 207, 4501, no. 122 (repro. p. 206)(entry by Colin Harrison).
"Il Gran Teatro del Mondo: L'Anima e il Volto del Settecento", Palazzo Reale, Milan, 2003-2004, no. II.91.
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 73.


Selections from the Drawing Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Julius S. Held. Exh. cat. University Art Gallery, Binghamton, 1970: 26.
Caricature and its Role in Graphic Satire. Exh. cat. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1971: 30.
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: 206, 501, no. 122.
Tiepolo and His Circle. Drawings in American Collections. Fogg Art Museum, Cambirdge, and Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. Cambridge, 1996: 220-221.
Caroli, Flavio. Il Gran Teatro del Mondo. Skira, Milan, 2003: 474-475.

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