Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Design for Bookplate for Cardinal of Albani Family. Verso: fragment of design for Cardinal's arms
Pen and brown ink, with gray and brown wash, over traces of black chalk, on paper cut to inverted trapezoid; verso: black chalk, with yellow-gray wash.
4 13/16 x 4 1/4 inches (123 x 109 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:127

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Numbered at lower right, in graphite, "66".
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Mrs. J.P. Morgan, New York; by descent to her sons Junius S. Morgan, Princeton and Paris (no mark, see Lugt 1536) and Henry S. Morgan, New York.
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On same mat as 1966.11:126.

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With Albani Arms Surmounted by Cardinal's Hat, Supported by Two Angels with Trumpets on the recto, and with lion rampant surmounted by Cardinal's hat, set over Maltese cross on the verso.

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