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Lagoon Capriccio (recto); Architectural Scene (verso)

Artist:
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 (recto). Squared in lead or graphite. Faint traces of a constructed outline drawing of an architectural scene, in lead or graphite; faint traces of a constructed outline drawing of buildings along a Venetian canal in lead or graphite (verso)
Dimensions:
10 3/16 x 16 1/4in. (25.9 x 41.3cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1943
Accession Number:
43.61
Not on view
Marking: Collector's mark at bottom right of Baron Domininique Vivant-Denon (Lugt 779).
baron Dominique Vivant Denon (French, Givry 1747–1825 Paris); Earl of Rosebery(according to Sotheby's); sale, Sotheby's, London, May 28, 1941, lot 83, repr.; Durlacher Brothers, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from New York Collections. III: The Eighteenth Century in Italy," January 30, 1971–March 21, 1971.

Ca' Rezzonico, Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Venice. "Splendori del Settecento Veneziano," July 30, 1995–May 26, 1995.

Musée du Louvre, Paris. "Dominique Vivant-Denon: l'Oeil de Napoléon," October 20, 1999–January 17, 2000.

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, cat. no. 148 (vol. 2), fig. no. 148.

Josephine Lansing Allen "Capriccio by Canaletto." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 4, January 1946, pp. 124-125, ill.

Otto Benesch Venetian Drawings of the Eighteenth Century in America. New York, 1947, cat. no. 52, fig. no. 52, p. 37, ill.

Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 44, fig. no. 44, ill.

Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, vol. III: Eighteenth Century Italian Drawings. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1971, cat. no. 155, p. 67, ill.

William George Constable Canaletto. Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768. 2 vols., Oxford, 1976, cat. no. 608, 797, fig. no. 3, 149, pp. 516, 599-600, ill.

André Corboz Canaletto. Una Venezia immaginaria. 2 vols., Milan, Italy, 1985, cat. no. D 209, fig. no. 369, pp. 309, 764-765, ill.

William George Constable, J. G. Links Canaletto: Giovanni Antonio Canal. 1697-1768. 2 vols., Oxford, 1989, cat. no. 797 (recto); 608, fig. no. 111 and 149, pp. 516; 599-600, ill.

Canaletto. Exh. cat. edited by Katharine Baetjer, Edited by J. G. Links, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1989, cat. no. 121, fig. no. 121, pp. 346-7, ill.

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. 22, fig. no. 22, p. 43-44, ill.

Splendori del Settecento Veneziano. Exh. cat., Museo del Settecento veneziano - Ca' Rezzonico, Gallerie dell'Accademia and Palazzo Mocenigo, Venice. Ed. by Giovanni Nepi Sciré, and Giandomenico Romanelli, Milan, 1995, pp. 434, 436, no. 157, repr. (entry by Annalisa Perissa Torrini, with incorrect number of illustration).

Dominique-Vivant Denon, L'oeil de Napoléon. Exh. cat., Musée du Louvre, Paris, October 20, 1999-January 17, 2000. Pierre Rosenberg, Paris, 1999, cat. no. 573, ill.



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