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Provenance: Christie’s, London, 10 July 1973, lot 115; H. Shickman Gallery, New York;
Bibliography: Architetture et Prospettive da Giuseppe Galli Bibiena 1740 (reprinted New York: Dover Publications, 1964), part 5, pl. 2, two engravings by Andreas Pfeffel showing a monument in full, not cross section (see entry in Master Drawings,, p. 26);
Museum purchase, William H. Noble Bequest Fund
FAMSF, CPLH:Selected Acquisitions of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphc Arts 1977-1979, 1979-1980, checklist no. 7; FAMSF, CPLH: Masterworks from the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Feb 21 - May 3, 1981 ;FAMSF, CPLH: Master Drawings from the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, 3 Aug - 13 Oct 1985, exh. cat. by Robert Flynn Johnson and Joseph R. Goldyne, cat. no. 5, p. 16, repr. p. 27, in which Joseph R. Goldyne discusses the Bibiena family and the reasons for dating the drawing closer to 1740 than the death of the emperor.; FAMSF, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum: Italian Old Master Drawings from the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, 2 Feb - 24 April 1994.
CPLH, The First Fifty Years, Celebrating the AFGA, 1948 - 1998, 18 April 5 July 1998.
architectural cross section of an elaborate domed structure with statuary and a dedicatory plaque