The Bird Trap
Watercolor on paper.
5 15/16 x 9 1/4 inches (150 x 235 mm)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Signed: Antonio Paoletti.
Charles Bampfylde Braham (1822-1884), London; his sister, Frances Elizabeth Anne Braham, Countess Waldegrave (1821-1879), Radstock, Somerset, and Strawberry Hill, Twickenham; on her death the album was returned to her brother and on his death it was sold by Lady Waldegrave's solicitor, R. Macarthur (Macarthurs & Drolling Smith), London, to Sir Edward Lee (1833-1904), London, ca. 1890; Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.
Originally on page 8 of the Braham Album compiled by C.B. Braham, a musician, and presented to his sister Frances Countess Waldegrave.