Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Design for a Chimneypiece with Tablet and Griffins on Lintel and Candelabra on Jambs
Pen and brown ink on paper cut to an L-shape.
7 11/16 x 6 11/16 (upper margin) inches (196 x 170 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
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Numbered at lower center, in graphite, "87".
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.
Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. 70, repr.
Study for plate 20 of the "Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini," 1769, f. 880; drawing is on verso of a fragment of plate 15 from "Le rovine del Castello dell'Acqua Giulia," f. 416.
The right half of this design is in the Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, HdZ 6319.
On same mat as 1966.11:69.
Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.