24 January 2003
Giovanni Paolo Panini (Plaisance 1691-1765 Rome) and Studio
An architectural capriccio with Alexander visiting the Tomb of Achilles
with signature 'Gio. Paolo Panini' (lower left)
oil on canvas
29 x 39 in. (73.6 x 99cm.)
Acquired by the present owner from Arturo Grassi, New York, circa 1950.
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E. Brunetti, 'Il Panini e la monografia di F. Arisi', in Arte Antica e Moderna, no. 26, 1964, pp. 187-88, fig. 66a.
F. Arisi, Gian Paolo Panini, Rome, 1986, p. 284, no. 124, as by Panini.
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