Giovanni Paolo Panini
Fantasy View with the Pantheon and other Monuments of Ancient Rome
oil on canvas
98.9 x 137.4 cm (39 x 54-1/8 in)
Cardinal Melchior de Polignac, 1742; Jean Baptiste Guillame, Abbé de Gevigney, Genealogist of the Royal Library, Paris, 1779; Abel François Poisson, marquis de Ménars et de Marigny [1727-1781], Château de Ménars, Paris; (his estate sale, at his residence by Basan and Joullain, Paris, 18 March-6 April 1782 [postponed from late February], no. 71 with pendant); acquired 1782 by M. Rousseau; Pierre Rousseau, Painter and Sculptor of Bruges [1802-1857]; Arthur Lehmann, Paris. Marcel Nicolle [1871-1934], Paris. Hermann Heilbuth [1861-1945], Copenhagen, in 1920.  Possibly (Count Renato Avogli-Trotti [1875-1946] Paris). (Duveen Brothers, Inc., New York); sold 1942 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; gift 1943 to the National Gallery of Art; deaccessioned 1952 and returned to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; gift 1961 to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, no.61.62  Exhibited at the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, 1920-21, no. 34; the pictures in this exhibition may have been for sale, possibly handled by Trotti, who sold some of the paintings to Heilbuth in the first place.
Gift to National Gallery of Art, March 31, 1943
Deaccession by National Gallery of Art, October 15, 1952
Gift to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, December 09, 1961