Joseph Bidauld (French, Carpentras 1758–1846 Montmorency)
Oil on paper, laid down on canvas
8 1/8 x 11 in. (20.6 x 27.9 cm)
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009
Not on view
?the artist's estate sale, Hôtel des Ventes mobilières, Paris, March 25–26, 1847, either no. 20, as "Vue du pont et de l'hôpital de la Cava (royaume de Naples)," or no. 21, as "Vue du pont et d'une partie de la ville de la Cava"; private collector (from 1950s); his son (until 2001; sale, Sotheby's, New York, January 25, 2001, no. 227, as "A View of the Acqueduct near the Villa de la Cava, Kingdom of Naples," for $69,750); Eugene V. Thaw, New York (by 2002–9)
New York. Pierpont Morgan Library. "The Thaw Collection: Master Drawings and Oil Sketches, Acquisitions Since 1994," September 27, 2002–January 19, 2003, no. 65 (as "View of the Bridge near La Cava, Kingdom of Naples").
William M. Griswold inThe Thaw Collection: Master Drawings and Oil Sketches, Acquisitions Since 1994. Exh. cat., Pierpont Morgan Library. New York, 2002, pp. 146–47, no. 65, ill. (color), proposes that this painting may have been included in the artist's estate sale [see provenance].
Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 103, no. 6, ill. (color), calls it "The Bridge at La Cava, Kingdom of Naples".