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Inscription

in unknown hand, across bottom in brown ink on mount: Vue de la Place publique et de l'Eglise de Trani, près de Barletta, dans la Pouille.; at lower right in the same hand: Des Prez del.; verso, inscribed by the abbé de Saint-Non in pen and brown ink: Vüe de La place publique de l'Eglise de Trani/prè de Barletta dans La Pouille/dessinée par Des Préz

Provenance

Richard Owen, Paris; Samuel H. Kress 1935; gift 1963 to the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1972
French Master Drawings of the 17th and 18th Centuries in North American Collections. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco; and New York Cultural Center, 1972, no. 42, pl. 120 (Pierre Rosenberg).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 236-238, 290, no. 103a (color).
Bibliography
1810
possibly M. Bénard. Cabinet de M. Paignon Dijonval, état détaillé et raisonné des dessins et estampes dont il est composé.... Paris, 1810: under no. 4058 (61 watercolor landscapes and views by Desprez).

1939
Wollin, Nils G. Desprez en Suède. Stockholm, 1939: 355, no. 14.
1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 349, dK386, fig.320.
1995
Lamers, Petra. Il viaggio nel sud dell'Abbé de Saint-Non. Il "Voyage pittoresque à Naples et en Sicile": La genesi, i disegni preparatori, le incisioni. Naples, 1995: 220, no. 201c, reprod. 219, fig. 201c (mislabeled "201").