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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Gaspar van Wittel (called Vanvitelli), Dutch (Amersfort, Netherlands 1652 - 1736 Rome, Italy)
Landscape; verso: Landscape sketch with monument
Work Type
17th-18th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Brown ink, gray wash, and black chalk on light tan antique laid paper; verso: graphite, black ink, and red chalk
actual: 26.7 x 41.6 cm (10 1/2 x 16 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: Fleur de lis, encircled [close to Heawood 1591; Venice 1690]
  • inscription: verso of former mat, pencil: Claudio
Charles A. Loeser, Florence; Bequest of Charles A. Loeser, 1932.172
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles A. Loeser
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 544, p. 285; vol. 2, repr. fig. 283

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, checklist, Unpublished (1954), cat. no. 87, p. 20

Giuliano Briganti, Gaspar van Wittel, Electa (Milan, Italy, 1996), cat. no. D23, p. 308, repr. p. 309

Carlo Francini, "L'inventario della collezione Loeser alla Villa Gattaia", Bollettino della Società di Studi Fiorentini (2000), no. 6, p. 119 ("Cartella con quattro stelle nere")

Exhibition History

Unidentified Exhibition, Zanesville Art Institute, 1950, Zanesville Art Institute, Zanesville, 01/01/1950 - 12/31/1950

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/01/1954 - 04/30/1954

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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