Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Design for Mantelpiece: Palmette at center of lintel
Pen and brown ink on paper.
4 13/16 x 5 inches (124 x 129 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:82
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Watermark: Bird inside circle, with letter "F" above, fragment, quarter of circle.

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. 82, repr.

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Drawing is on verso of a fragment of writing concerning architecture, in pen and brown ink. See entry cited below for full transcription; on same mat as 1966.11:83.

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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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