Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Design for a Stool
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on paper cut to irregular shape; verso: trials in black chalk and pen and brown ink.
2 13/16 x 4 3/8 inches (71 x 111 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:104

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Numbered at lower left, in graphite, "22".

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. 104, repr.

Notes: 

On same mat as 1966.11:93; 102; 105.

Associated names: 

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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