View of Roman Campagna

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Pierre Henri de Valenciennes
18th century
Oil on paper.
12 x 22 1/16 inches (305 x 560 mm)
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009.
Possibly Valencienciennes sale, Paris, 8 quai des Orfevres, 26 April 1819 (for 405 francs to Valencinnes); possibly purchased by Achille Valenciennes (1794-1865), Paris; private collection, Paris (?); cache oftwenty-one oil sketches in a late-eighteenth-century portfolio aquired in late 1995 by Galerie Antoine Laurentin, Paris, and divided into two groups, nine sketches sold to Galerie de Bayser, Parin, one retained by Laurentin, and eleven sold to James MacKinnon, London; Galerie de Bayser, Paris, attributed by Lacambre to Valenciennes and possibly members of his circle and/ or pupils; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.