Description & Technical information

Pen and brown ink and brown wash, with touches of blue, red and yellow wash, over an underdrawing in black chalk.
The sheet cut out in the middle, between the two seated figures, and the figure of the servant drawn on a separate piece of paper and inserted into the composition.

Medium: Pen and brown ink and brown wash
Dimensions: 18.6 x 23.4 cm (7³/₈ x 9¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: Dr. J. Law Adam, Camberley, Surrey, in 1950
Bought from him for £4 by P. & D. Colnaghi, London
Purchased from them for £14.14s in May 1951 by Count Antoine Seilern, London
Private collection, England
Anonymous sale, London, Phillips, 4 December 1989, lot 74
W. M. Brady and Co., New York, in 1990
Ambassador and Mrs. Felix Rohatyn, New York
Thence by descent.

Exhibitions: London, P. & D. Colnaghi, Exhibition of Old Master Drawings, 1951, no.82 (as Scene in a Venetian Café); New York, W. M. Brady and Co., Master Drawings 1760-1880, 1990, no.15.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints