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View of the Colosseum

Artist:
Joseph Marie Vien (French, Montpellier 1716–1809 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1744–50
Medium:
Black and white chalk on blue antique laid paper
Dimensions:
11 3/4 x 18 1/16 in. (29.8 x 45.9 cm.)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.324
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pen and brown ink at lower left: "J.M. Vien, del."
And at lower right, "[illegible] P. Lacour."
Joseph Marie Vien (French, Montpellier 1716–1809 Paris); Pierre Lacour (French, Bordeaux 1745–1814 Bordeaux), by descent from Vien.; Viel family (French), Louveciennes, by descent.; Vendor: Benoît Choné
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 27, 2004–October 25, 2004.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," June 13, 2011–September 18, 2011.

Gaehtgens and Lugand 1988.484c
Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Jacques Lugand Joseph-Marie Vien, Peintre du Roi (1716-1809). Paris, 1988, cat. no. 484c, p. 275.



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