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


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


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




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)


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