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Capriccio with a Roman Triumphal Arch

Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal) (Italian, Venice 1697–1768 Venice)

Date:
1697–1768
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, over traces of lead or graphite
Dimensions:
15 x 21-1/4 in. (38.1 x 54.0 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.161
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink at lower left border, "Canaletto."

    Marking: Collectors' marks at bottom corner: Lugt 2600 (2x), and Lugt 779.
    The watermark does not seem to correspond to those listed in Briquet or in Jacob Bean / Felice Stampfle, Drawings from New York Collections, vol. III, The 18th Century in Italy, New York, 1971.

  • Provenance

    baron Dominique Vivant Denon (French, Givry 1747–1825 Paris); George Guy, 4th Earl of Warwick (British, 1818–1893); Schaeffer Galleries- purchased in New York in 1946.

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 17, 1995–August 20, 1995.

  • References

    baron Dominique Vivant Denon, Amaury Duval Monuments des Arts du Dessin chez les Peuples Tant Anciens que Modernes Recueillis par le Baron Vivan Denon. 4 vols., Paris, 1829, fig. no. 150, ill.

    Annual Report of the Trustees, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1945.. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 76, New York, 1946, p. 32.

    Schaeffer Galleries Bulletin Exh. cat. Schaeffer Galleries, vol. 1, New York, 1947, cat. no. 10, fig. no. 10, ill.

    William George Constable Canaletto. Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768. 2 vols., Oxford, 1962, cat. no. 807, fig. no. 152, 807, p. 554, ill.

    William George Constable Canaletto. Montreal, Canada, 1964, cat. no. 98, fig. no. 98, ill.

    Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, vol. III: Eighteenth Century Italian Drawings. Exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 30-March 21, 1971. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1971, cat. no. 160, fig. no. 160, p. 69, ill.

    "Sur la prétendue objectivité de Canaletto." in Arte Veneta. Arte Veneta, vol. 28, Venice, 1974, pp. 211, 217.

    Mary L. Myers Architectural and Ornament Drawings: Juvarra, Vanvitelli, The Bibiena Family & Other Italian Draughtsmen. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, cat. no. 20, fig. no. 20, pp. 18-19, ill.

    William George Constable Canaletto. Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768. 2 vols., Oxford, 1976, cat. no. 807, fig. no. 152, 807, p. 603.

    William L. Barcham The Imaginary View Scenes of Antonio Canaletto. New York and London, 1977, cat. no. 183, fig. no. 183, p. 181, ill.

    André Corboz Canaletto. Una Venezia immaginaria. 2 vols., Milan, Italy, 1985, cat. no. D 143, fig. no. 120, pp. 116, 738.

    William George Constable, G. Links Canaletto: Giovanni Antonio Canal. 1697-1768. 2 vols., Oxford, 1989, cat. no. 807, fig. no. vol. 1, pl. 152, vol. 2, p. 603, ill.

    Canaletto. Ex. cat. edited by Katharine Baetjer, Edited by J. G. Links, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1989, cat. no. 119, fig. no. 119, pp. 342-3, ill.

    Jacob Bean, William M. Griswold 18th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, cat. no. 21, fig. no. 21, p. 42-43, ill.

    Nicholas Ross Canaletto. London, 1993, p. 38, ill.

    Sonia Couturier French Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada. Ex. cat., National Gallery of Canada, May 21-Aug. 29, 2004, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Dec. 4, 2004-Feb. 20 2005, and the Edmonton Art Gallery, Sept. 16-Nov. 17, 2005. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2004, fig. no. 42, p. 72, ill.



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