Gaspar van Wittel

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Gaspar van Wittel
1652 or 1653-1736
View of the Town and Harbor of Tarquino. Verso: Architectural studies
Graphite on paper; verso: graphite.
11 x 16 inches (278 x 407 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.

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Inscribed at lower right, by the artist, in graphite, "Tarquino"; and variously within the design area (e.g. "S. Agosto" at left center and "Largaretto" at right center). Inscribed on the verso, by the artist, in graphite, with precise measurements for the architectural studies.
Watermark: Anchor with letters "AN" within a circle, surmounted by star (Heawood 6).

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.


Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 317.

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