Charles-Louis Clérisseau

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Charles-Louis Clérisseau
Travelers in the Interior of the "Temple of Mercury" at Baiae
ca. 1761
Opaque watercolor on paper.
10 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches (268 x 471 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Julius Fleischmann, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Klein, and Mrs. Richard Rogers.

Watermark: none visible through lining.
A related view in pen and brown ink and wash, but without the figure of the artist at the right, in the Hermitage, identifies the subject, which is likely to have been executed in 1761, when Clérisseau accompanied James Adam to Naples.

Sale, London, Christie's, 9 December 1982, lot 230, repr.; Jonathan Scott, London; Richard Day, Ltd., London.
Associated names: 

Scott, Jonathan, former owner.
Fleischmann, Julius, Mrs., donor.
Klein, Walter, donor.
Klein, Walter, Mrs., donor.
Rogers, Richard, Mrs., donor.


Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 329.
Denison, Cara, Myra Nan Rosenfeld, and Stephanie Wiles. Exploring Rome : Piranesi and His Contemporaries. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library; Montréal : Centre Canadien d'Architecture, 1993, no. 87, repr.