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lower right in ink: John S. Sargent

Provenance

Estate of Henry Schlesinger; sold by Mrs. A. H. Berly at Christie's, March 3, 1913, lot 33 (as "Piazza on a Canal, Venice"); (Colnaghi and Knoedler [Obach], New York, 1913); Robinson and Farr, Philadelphia, PA, 1913; (Macbeth Gallery, New York); Mabel Stevens Smithers, Greenwich, CT, 1925; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1952; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
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.