Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Design for a Corinthian Capital
Black chalk on paper.
15 7/16 x 10 1/2 inches (393 x 267 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:27
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Numbered at lower left, in graphite, "64".
Watermark: Fleur-de-lis inside double circle, centered on chain line.

Provenance: 
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.
Bibliography: 

Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. 27, repr.

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Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.

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