Francesco Guardi

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Francesco Guardi
Courtyard and Entrance to Doge's Palace. Verso: Sketches of Ornament
Pen and brown ink, with gray-brown wash, on paper; framing line in pen and brown ink. Verso: pen and brown ink, with gray-brown wash, red chalk, on paper.
10 7/16 x 7 7/16 inches (266 x 190 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 78a, I, 78b

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Sir Charles Greville (1763-1836), English army officer (Lugt 549); George Guy Greville, 4th Earl of Warwick (Lugt 2600); probably his sale, London, Christie's, 20-21 May 1896; Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.
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Greville, Charles, 1762-1832, former owner.
Warwick, George Guy Greville, Earl of, 1818-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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