Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778
Front View of a Funerary Monument with Dolphins and Swag Framing Latin Inscription, Separate Enlarged Detail of Dolphin. Verso: sketch of an architectural detail
Red chalk on paper, irregularly trimmed; verso: red chalk.
10 7/8 x 8 3/8 inches (277 x 213 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1966.11:28

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Inscribed within design, in red chalk, "DM / EUTYCHIAE / NICOSTRATUS / CONIUX / BMF"; numbered at upper right, in graphite, "31" or "37".
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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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