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,
Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. 33, repr.
A reconstruction of a fragmentary capital in the garden loggia of Palazzo Farnese, this study is part of a series of related drawings that also includes several sheets at the Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe. Traditionally attributed to Piranesi, they are perhaps by Nicolas François-Daniel Lhuillier, who was associated with Piranesi in the 1760s, and in whose Livre d'Ornements a printed version of the study appears.
Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.