Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
Minerva's Homage to Venice
Red chalk, over traces of graphite, on paper.
15 3/8 x 10 13/16 inches (390 x 275 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows.
John Quantock, England; Randolph Gunter, New York.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 159.
Adams, Frederick B., Jr., comp. Ninth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1958 & 1959. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1959, p. 100.
Preparatory drawing for the frontispiece of A.M. Zanetti, the Elder, and A.M. Zanetti, the Younger, "Delle antiche statue greche e romane, che nell'antisala della Libreria di San Marco, e in altri luoghi pubblici di Venezia si trovano", Venice, I, 1740; II, 1743. (See also Zanetti).
Quantock, John, former owner.
Gunter, Randolph, former owner.