Gaspar van Wittel

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Gaspar van Wittel
1652 or 1653-1736
View of Urbino. Verso: S. Bernardino degli Zoccolanti and a Villa in the Environs of Urbino
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, over graphite, squared in red chalk, on three sheets of paper pasted together; verso: pen and brown ink, over graphite.
10 7/8 x 43 3/4 inches (277 x 1110 mm)
Gift of Paul Fatio.

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Numbered on the verso of the left-hand sheet, at upper right, probably by Vincenzo Pacetti, in black chalk, "263"; and inscribed on the right-hand sheet, at lower left, probably in the same hand, also in black chalk, "Urbino".
Watermark: Fleur-de-lis inside a double circle, surmounted by the letter "V" (similar to Heawood, no. 1591: Venice, 1690), centered on chain line.

Bartolommeo Cavaceppi (1717-99), Rome; Vincenzo Pacetti (d. 1820), Rome; Michelangelo Pacetti (b. 1793), Rome (Lugt and Lugt S. 2057); Paul Fatio, Geneva.
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Cavaceppi, Bartolomeo, 1717-1799, former owner.
Pacetti, Vincenzo, 1746-1820, former owner.
Pacetti, Michelangelo, 1793-1865, former owner.
Fatio, Paul, former owner.


Adams, Frederick B., Jr. Eighth Annual Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1958, p. 73-74.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 174.
Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, no. 129, repr.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 344.

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