Charles Amédée Philippe van Loo - The Camera Obscura

Literature

John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 448
Philip Conisbee, French paintings of the fifteenth through the eighteenth century, Washington; Princeton, N.J., 2009, nr. 89


Provenance

Princess Anna Amalie of Prussia (1723-1787) (or possibly Princess Luise Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1722-1780))
by descent to Emperor Wilhelm II (1859-1941), great-great-great grandnephew of Anna Amalie (great-great-great grandson of Luise Amalie)
with Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Paris, New York, and London
sold 1929 to Robert W. (died 1935) and Florence Steuber Gaines Harkness (died 1945) Schuette, New York
gift 1945 to NGA


Charles Amédée Philippe van Loo
The Camera Obscura
1764
88.6 x 88.5 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower left: Amedee Van Loo. / 1764
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Gift of Mrs. Robert W. Schuette