Gaspar van Wittel

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Gaspar van Wittel
1652 or 1653-1736
The Coastline near Torre di Magnavacca at Comacchio
Graphite on paper.
12 1/2 x 19 15/16 inches (318 x 506 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.

Inscribed at upper center, by the artist, in brown ink, "Torre di magnavacca a Comacchio"; extensively annotated by the artist throughout the sheet, in graphite.
Watermark: Countermark: Letters "PA". Individual letters centered between chain lines.

Possibly Bartolommeo Cavaceppi (1717-99), Rome; possibly Vincenzo Pacetti (d. 1820), Rome; possibly Michelangelo Pacetti (b. 1793), Rome (no mark; see Lugt and Lugt S. 2057); Paul Fatio, Geneva; Marmier, Geneva; Janos Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
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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.
Scholz, János, former owner.


Scholz, Janos. "Emilian Bizarreries". In: Miscellanea I.Q. van Regteren Altena, Amsterdam : Scheltema & Holkema, 1969, p. 36-38, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 316.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 346.

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