Art/ Collection/ Art Object

San Simeone Piccolo, Venice, Seen from the Grand Canal

Artist:
Bernardo Bellotto (Italian, Venice 1722–1780 Warsaw)
Date:
1721–80
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, over constructed outline drawing in graphite or lead and black chalk
Dimensions:
10 1/2 x 14 3/4in. (26.7 x 37.5cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Harry G. Sperling, 1971
Accession Number:
1975.131.7
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in graphite on recto, "Simeone Piccolo."
Numbered in pen and brown ink at upper right, "24"; in point of brush and red wash, "10a."
On verso, old annotation in pen and brown ink, "La" and "la cagion dele mie pene."
Below, in graphite, "S. Simon Piccolo.-" and "B. B.?" and "AE 2209" (Darmstadt inventory number).
Further illegible pen and ink scribbles on verso.

Marking: Mark of the "Grossh.[erzögliches] Museum Darmstadt, Gemälde-Gall.[erie] u.[nd] Kabinet d.[er] Kupferst.[iche] u.[nd] Handzeichn.[ungen]" on verso, bottom left (similar to Lugt Supp. 1257c-e; predecessor of the Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt).
Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus; Acquired in 1829 by Hessisches Landesmuseum(see mark and number on verso); sold or exchanged between 1936 and 1945 with Galerie Fischer, Lucernesale , 11/30/1956, no.442, as Canaletto; Harry G. Sperling (1906–1971); Donor: Harry G. Sperling (1906–1971)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings Recently Acquired: 1972-1975," October 1, 1975–January 4, 1975.

Detlev Baron von Hadeln The Drawings of Antonio Canal, called Canaletto. London, 1929, cat. no. 7467, p. 21.

Hellmuth Allwill Fritzsche Bernardo Belotto, genannt Canaletto. Burg bei Magdeburg, 1936, cat. no. VZ 29, p. 131.

Karl Theodore Parker The Drawings of Antonio Canaletto in the Collection of His Majesty the King at Windsor Castle. Oxford and London, 1948, cat. no. 32, p. 35.

William George Constable Canaletto. Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768. 2 vols., Oxford, 1962, cat. no. vol. 2, no. 622a, vol. 2, p. 478.

Stefan Kozakiewicz Bernardo Bellotto. 2 vols., Greenwich, Connecticut, 1972, cat. no. Z 239, vol. 2, p. 444.

Jacob Bean European Drawings Recently Acquired, 1972-1975 Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, cat. no. 5.

"Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1974 - June 30, 1975. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 105, New York, 1975, p. 50.

William George Constable Canaletto. Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768. 2 vols., Oxford, 1976, cat. no. vol. 2, no. 622a, vol. 2, p. 522.

Jacob Bean, William M. Griswold 18th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, cat. no. 8, fig. no. 8, p. 30, ill.

Catherine Whistler "Learning to Draw in Venice: The Role of Drawings Manuals" Rethinking Renaissance Drawings. Ed. by Una Roman, 2013, p. 23, n. 38.



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