Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Design for Mantelpiece with Separate Study of Jamb at Right. Verso: Guide lines for framework of mantelpiece
Black chalk, over ruled graphite lines, on paper; verso: ruled graphite lines.
9 3/8 x 16 7/8 inches (238 x 429 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:77
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Numbered at upper right, in graphite, "36".
Watermark: Fleur-de-lis inside circle surmounted by "AMG over S" inside shield, with small cross above, and letter "F" below circle.

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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. 77, 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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