Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Right Half of a Design for a Capital with Confronted Sphinxes. Verso: Same subject in reverse
Red chalk on light brown paper, irregularly cut; verso: red chalk, over black chalk.
3 1/16 x 3 3/8 inches (78 x 91 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:20

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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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The designs on both the recto and verso are tracings. The paper appears to have been oiled; on same mat as 1966.11:19; 40; 101.

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