26 October 2016
Circle of Giovanni Paolo Panini (Piacenza 1691-1765 Rome)
A Roman capriccio with the Colosseum, Trajan's column, the Farnese Hercules, the Pyramid of Cestius and other classical buildings, with figures resting in the foreground
oil on canvas
31 ¼ x 43 3/8 in. (79.2 x 110.4 cm.)
Lady Hermione Cameron, Lochiel; (Possibly) Christie's, London, 4 October 1946, lot 169, as 'G.P. Pannini' (55 gns. to Moretti).
with Betty Weiss Gallery, Connecticut.
The Burndy Library, Norwalk, Connecticut; Christie's, New York, 9 October 1991, lot 5 ($104,500).
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