Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Frieze with Figure of Victory, Palm, Trophies, and Candelabra
Red chalk on paper; squared in black chalk.
8 1/2 x 16 1/8 inches (216 x 410 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:33
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Numbered at upper right, in graphite, "30".
Watermark: Fleur-de-lis inside double circle, with monogram "CB" above, centered on chain line. Same as watermark on 1966.11:34,

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. 33, 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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