Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Left Half of Design for a Mantelpiece with Tablet at Center of Lintel and Medallion at End
Pen and brown ink on paper cut to an L-shape; extraneous lines in black chalk; verso: black and red chalk.
4 11/16 x 6 9/16 (top) inches (120 x 166 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:83

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Numbered at lower center, in graphite, "101".
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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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Drawing is on verso of a fragment of sheet with sketches and computations; on same mat as 1966.11:82.

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