Adoration of the Shepherds (recto); Three Sketches: Buildings by Canal with Boats, Landscape with Buldings on Hillside, Buildings with Portico (verso)
Italy (Artist's nationality:)
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Pen and brown ink and brush and pale brown wash, with traces of black chalk (recto), and pen and brown ink with brush and black and gray and brown wash and touches of red chalk (verso), on gray laid paper
37.8 × 51.8 cm (14 15/16 × 20 7/16 in.)
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Terisio Pignatti, “Nuovi disegni di figura dei Guardi,” Critica d’Arte XI (December 1964), p. 72 (ill.) (recto).
Lu Bro, Drawing: A Studio Guide (New York, 1978), p. 180 (ill) (recto).
DeMaffei, “La questione Guardi: Precisazione e Aggiunte,” Arte in Europa, p. 859 (ill.) (recto).
Antonio Morassi, Guardi: I disegni (Venice, 1975), p. 101, no. 122, fig. 125 (recto).
Alice Binion, Antonio and Francesco Guardi (New York, 1976), no. 25 (ill.) (recto).
Harold Joachim and Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Italian Drawings in the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago and London, 1979), pp. 84-85, no. 133, pl. 139 (recto).
Harold Joachim, Italian Drawings II (Chicago, 1980), nos. 1C10 and 1C11 (recto).
New York, Wildenstein and Company, “Master Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago,” October 17-November 30, 1963, n.p., cat. 20 (recto and verso).
The Art Institute of Chicago, “151 Italian Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago,” 1979-1980, cat. 133, cat. by Harold Joachim and Suzanne Folds McCullagh; traveled to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (recto).
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Eighteenth Century Venetian Drawings,” January 11-May 5, 1985 (recto and verso).
Sold by Hans Calmann, London, to the Art Institute, 1961.
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