Claude Gellée, called Claude Lorrain
Temple at Tivoli; verso: Outline of the same temple drawn in reverse
Pen and brown ink, gray and brown wash on paper; verso: pen and brown ink.
4 5/8 x 4 inches (118 x 102 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
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Inscribed in a later hand at upper left, in pen and brown ink, "Veduto di Tivoli"; at lower left, a sign, probably monogram "CL" (according to Roethlisberger).
Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (Lugt 2183); Edward Bouverie (Lugt 325); Ch. S. Bale (according to Mme. Mark Pattison; see Lugt 640-641); possibly his sale, London, Christie's, May 1881; Reverend Henry Wellesley (see Lugt 1394); his sale, 1866, lot 308 (according to Marcel Roethlisberger); V. W. Newman (according to Pattison; see Lugt 2540); Frederick, Lord Leighton of Stretton (according to Pattison; see Lugt S. 1741a); his sale, London, Christie's, 11, 13, and 14 July, 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.