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- Titles Landscape with Figures (Proper)
- Artist Alessandro Magnasco, called Lissandrino, Italy, Genoa 1667 - 1749 Genoa / and, Antonio Francesco Peruzzini, Italy, Venice 1668 - after 1706
- Medium oil on canvas
- Dimensions 57 3/8 x 45 7/8 in. (145.7 x 116.5 cm) frame: 64 3/8 × 32 7/8 × 2 7/8 in. (163.5 × 83.5 × 7.3 cm)
- Credit Line Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1961.110
- Work Type painting
- Classification Paintings
- Signature None
- Marks None
- Inscription Verso, upper stretcher bar, top right, incised with pen: 9359F Backing board, top center, white chalk: FITS OK Backing board, top center, black marker: B.M.A.61.100 Backing board, top right, yellow chalk: NG476 Backing board, center right, white chalk: NG476 Backing board, center right, yellow chalk: NG476 Backing board, lower center right right, white chalk: #1114 / Gal 33 / N. Wall Backing board, bottom right, white chalk: NG476 Backing board, bottom right, white chalk: NG476 Backing board, bottom right, typed label: NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART / WASHINGTON, D.C. / NO. 476 / YEAR 1939 / ARTIST Magnasco, Alessandro / TITLE LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES
- Provenance With Gallery Sambon, Paris [see note 1]. With Italico Brass (1870-1943), Venice, by 1923 [see note 2]; with Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi (1878-1955), Florence; purchased by Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955), New York, June 16, 1937; gift to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1939; deaccessioned in 1952 and returned to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; on loan to the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, 1952; gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama,1961
1. William E. Suida, Birmingham Museum of Art: The Samuel H. Kress Collection (Birmingham: Birmingham Museum of Art, 1959), p. 91 and a report by Amy Walsh, provenance researcher, dated March 3, 2006. Arthur Sambon (1867-1951) was a dealer of works by Magnasco, active in Paris. See object file.
2. According to Benno Geiger, Saggio d'un catalogo delle pitture di Alessandro Magnasco 1667-1749 (Venice: Ateneo, 1945), p. 75, the "private collection, Venice" in earlier references is that of Italico Brass. This and two other paintings individually listed as related to each other in 1945 were already in the collection of Italico Brass in 1923, when they appeared as nos. 224-226, "Drei Landschaften mit Wascherinnen, Pilgern und Figuren. Große Hochbilder," in Benno Geiger, Alessandro Magnasco (Vienna: Krystall-Verlag, 1923), p. 56. Italico Brass (1870-1943) was an Italian artist who was a friend of Geiger and passionate about Magnasco. Born in Austria, he was a student of K. Raupp at the Munich Academy and of Bougereau and J.P. Laurens in Paris. He was awarded an Honorable Mention at the Salon des Artists Française in 1894 and was included in the Exposition de Bruxelles in 1910. He worked for many years in Venice.