Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
Historiated Initials N-V, and A, Z and I
Black chalk on paper.
Each initial: 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 inches (67 x 67 mm); sheet: outer border 11 1/8 x 15 (283 x 381 mm); sheet: inner border 9 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches (241 x 320 mm)
Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
Sir William Eden, 5th Baronet of Maryland and 7th Baronet of West Auckland, England; Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence; acquired in 1932 by Samuel H. Kress, New York; Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York.
Auckland, William Eden, Baron, 1744-1814, former owner.
Contini Bonacossi, Alessandro, former owner.
Kress, Samuel H. (Samuel Henry), 1863-1955, former owner.