Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Frieze Motif of Standing Putti with Swag of Fruit. Verso: Flying Putti
Red and black chalk on paper; verso: red chalk.
4 3/4 x 11 3/16 inches (121 x 285 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:24

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Numbered at lower right, in graphite, "26".
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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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Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. 24, repr.

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