Claude-Louis Châtelet

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Claude-Louis Châtelet
1753-1795
View of the Island of Capri
Watercolor, over preliminary drawing in black chalk, on paper.
9 1/16 x 13 11/16 inches (231 x 347 mm)
Purchased on the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Fund, 1978.
1994.2
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Divided into quadrants in pencil on verso, which is inscribed variously, in pen and dark brown ink, "J R, no. 66; 72.23", and in a different brown ink, "no. 1 p", and at top of page, "139". Also inscribed in pencil at lower left of old mount (onto which some of the inscriptions on the verso of the drawing have offset), "Vue de l'ile de Capri prise de la maison de Tibere/Engraved in St. Non. Voyage Pictoresque [sic] des Naples et de Sicile".
Provenance: 
Possibly James Reiss (Lugt 1522); possibly sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 4 November 1970, repr.; sale, New York, Sotheby's, 12 January 1994, lot 167, repr. in color.
Bibliography: 

Denison, Cara D., with Stephanie Wiles and Ruth S. Kraemer. Fantasy and Reality : Drawings from the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Collection. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1995, no. 22, repr. in color.

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Watermark: Fleur-de-lis.
Watermark: Countermark: D. & C. Blauw, fragment.

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