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View of Messina Harbor

Artist:
Louis François Cassas (French, Azay-le-Ferron 1756–1827 Versailles)
Date:
1783
Medium:
Pen and black and brown ink, brush and brown and gray wash, over traces of black chalk underdrawing, framing lines in pen and black ink.
Dimensions:
Sheet: 24 × 38 3/16 in. (61 × 97 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.519
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on various bundles and barrels in the lower left quadrant, “L.F. CASSAS / 1783,” “B.V.XX. / C.N.,” “CXX.C.A / A.P.,” “MESSINE,” “C.,” “A.,” “NX,” “V,” “L.V.X,” “D,” “CXX,” AND “ACMESSIN.”
Vendor: Galerie de Bayser, Paris
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 11, 2014–April 28, 2014.

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours. "Louis François CASSAS (Azay-le-Ferron, 1756- Versailles, 1827) Ses voyages en Italie, ses mécènes," November 21, 2015–February 22, 2016.

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