Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Fountain with Upper Basin Topped by a Pine Cone Supported by Sphinxes, Dolphin Spouts Emptying into Lower Basin. Verso: fragmentary sketch of ornament
Black chalk on paper; verso: red chalk.
9 3/4 x 5 5/16 inches (248 x 136 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:112

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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. 112, 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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