Follower of Francesco Guardi
CAPRICCIO VIEW OF A HARBOUR SCENE WITH A RUINED TEMPLE AND A CHURCH; CAPRICCIO VIEW OF A VENETIAN LAGOON ISLAND
Traditionally believed to have been acquired directly from Francesco Guardi in Venice by Lord Pembroke, and thence to have passed by descent to his granddaughter, Princess Sayn Wittgenstein, Bavaria (according to the Norwich exhibition catalogue);
With Julius Böhler, Munich, acquired from the above in 1924;
Fritz B E Gutmann (1886–1994), acquired from the above in 1924 and removed from Bosbeek, Heemstede after the Nazi occupation of Holland in 1940;
Martin Schoenmann, by 1957;
Paul Wallraf (1890–1981), Lucerne, acquired from the above in 1957;
With Leonard Koetser, London, acquired from the above in 1959;
Commander Richard Torbock (d. 1993), Crossrigg Hall, Cliburn, near Penrith, Cumbria;
His posthumous estate sale, on the premises, Sotheby's, 13 September 1994, lot 358 (as Jacopo Guardi);
Settled with the Gutmann heirs in 2013;
With Richard Green, London, from whom acquired by the present owner.
Norwich, Norwich Castle Museum, Eighteenth century Italy and the Grand Tour, 23 May - 20 July 1958, nos 77 and 78 (as Guardi);
London, Leonard Koetser, Spring Exhibition of Flemish, Dutch and Italian Old Masters, 1959, nos 19A and 19B (as Guardi).
A. Morassi, 'Il Grand Tour degli Inglesi nel Settecento', in Emporium, vol. CXXIX, February 1959, p. 64, reproduced pp. 64–65, figs 16 and 17 (as Guardi, circa 1770-80);
A. Morassi, Guardi. Antonio e Francesco Guardi, Venice 1973, vol. I, pp. 276, 453 and 476, cat. nos 771 and 899; reproduced vol. II, figs 707 and 804, respectively (as Guardi, circa 1770–80).