Hunting Scene: Hunters Cleaning their Guns

"De servi cacciator con studio ed opra..."

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: 63.6 x 50.4 cm (25 1/16 x 19 13/16 in.) Platemark: 63.3 x 50.1 cm (24 15/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

66.353

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, Vianna 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