Hunting Scene: A Gentleman Preparing to Attend the Hunt

"Portasi in Valle il Cavalier, cui piacque..."

about 1740-1760
Marco Alvise Pitteri (Italian (Venetian), 1702–1786), After Pietro Longhi (Italian (Venetian), about 1700–1785)


Catalogue Raisonné

From Ravà 272-277; from Le Blanc 87-92

Dimensions

Sheet: 63.4 x 50.8 cm (24 15/16 x 20 in.)(with 2 mm margins at the top and sides; trimmed within the platemark at the bottom)

Accession Number

66.351

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, bottom left, stamped in blue-green ink, the mark of the Brentano-Birckenstock Collection, Vienna and Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 345); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Brentano-Birckenstock Collection (founded 1765 by Johann-Melchior Birckenstock (1738-1809)), Vienna and Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 345); probably included in the principal sale of this collection which followed the death in 1869 of Antonia, Birckenstock's only daughter, wife of Franz Brentano, Frankfurt, Prestel, April 4-6, 1870; P. & D. Colnaghi and Co., Ltd., London; from whom purchased June 1, 1966

Credit Line

Stephen Bullard Memorial Fund