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Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wittman, Toledo, Ohio.
Private collection, 1995.
Sotheby's, New York, 6 June 1997, lot 77.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Property from a Southern Collection
R. Soria, Elihu Vedder: American Visionary Artist in Rome (1836-1923), Cranbury, New Jersey, 1970, p. 303, no. 198 (as Landscape--Casacce Near Perugia).
National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institute, Perceptions and Evocations: The Art of Elihu Vedder, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1978, p. 87, illustrated.
Washington, D.C., National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, and elsewhere, Perceptions and Evocations: The Art of Elihu Vedder, October 1978-July 1979, no. 83.