Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Left Half of Design for a Mantelpiece with Volutes on Jamb
Pen and brown ink, with traces of red chalk, on paper.
3 7/8 x 2 9/16 inches (100 x 66 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:76

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Numbered at upper left, inverted, in graphite, "82".

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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.
Bibliography: 

Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. 76, 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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