Carlo Galli Bibiena

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Carlo Galli Bibiena
1721-1787
Interior of a Gallery
1750s
Pen and black ink and gray and brown wash over black chalk.
9 5/16 x 12 13/16 inches (235 x 324 mm)
Thaw Collection.
2017.5

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Inscribed at lower left, in pen and black ink, "Architetto: Carlo Galli D Bibiena e inuentor: e: fecit e: e:".
Watermark: Upper part of a crowned shield, with a fleur-de-lis inside, fragment (close to, maybe identical with, Gerhard Piccard, Wasseerzeichen Lilie, Stuttgart, 1983, 1362 [Nürnberg, 1755]) (Strasbourg lily).

Provenance: 
William H. Schab Gallery, New York; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.
Bibliography: 

Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 10, repr.
Denison, Cara D. et al. The Thaw Collection : Master Drawings and New Acquisitions. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1994, no. 39.

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Sheet is framed by an overmount of paper that leaves around 8 5/8 x 11 7/8 inches visible.

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Associated names: 

Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.

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