Gaspar van Wittel

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Gaspar van Wittel
1652 or 1653-1736
View of the Roman Campagna. Verso: View of a Dutch town
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, on paper; verso: pen and brown ink, over graphite.
10 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches (273 x 412 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

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Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink, "Gasparo VanWittel. 5". On the verso, at lower right, in same (?) hand as on the recto, in brown ink, "Gasparo van Vittel"; at upper right corner (upside down), in Esdaile's hand, in brown ink, "Formerly in the coll. of S Jos. Reynolds / WE (erased) P 116 ("7" superimposed over the "6")".

Joseph Gulston (1744(?)-1786), Ealing Grove, London (formerly pseudo-Crozat; Lugt 474); Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92), London (Lugt 2364); William Esdaile (1758-1837), London (Lugt 2617); Hans M. Calmann, London, 1951; János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
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Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792, former owner.
Esdaile, William, 1758-1837, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.


In the Shadow of Vesuvius : Neapolitan Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz. New York : Finch College Museum of Art, 1969, no. 34, repr.
Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976, no. 124, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 315.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 341.

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