Artist Luigi Gasparini, Italian, 1779-1814
  • Classical Landscape with a Distant City
Date 1770
Medium pen and black ink and gray wash on buff antique laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 15 5/16 × 12 3/4 inches (38.9 × 32.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1SDR123.2
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Watermark: fleur-de-lis (similar to Heawood 1841)
Stamp, in purple, verso, lower center: Peoli (Lugt 2020)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pen and black ink, verso, along upper edge: eseguito per il sig Michele Baratti da me Luigi Gasparini l'anno 1770 [indecipherable, under hinge]
Inscribed, in pencil, verso, lower center: 24c-
J.J. Peoli (New York, New York, USA);
May 8, 1894, sold by (American Art Association, New York, New York, USA) no. 281.
James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, p. 304, no. A54.