The landscape tradition to which Marco Ricci belonged originated in Venice with the work of such Renaissance painters as Giorgione and Titian. A peripatetic artist, Ricci would nevertheless also have been aware of works by later artists from elsewhere in Italy and even north of the Alps--as is apparent from this sheet, the composition of which is indebted to Dutch art of the seventeenth century.--Exhibition Label, from "Tiepolo, Guardi, and Their World: Eighteenth-Century Venetian Drawings"
Greville, Charles, 1762-1832, former owner.
Warwick, George Guy Greville, Earl of, 1818-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.