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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. [1] 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 [1] 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.
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