Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Front and Profile Views of a Lion Claw Pedestal and Shallow Urn
Black chalk on paper, darkened to light brown.
6 7/8 x 8 9/16 inches (174 x 217 mm)
Bequest of Junius S. Morgan and gift of Henry S. Morgan.
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Numbered at lower center, in graphite, "39".
Watermark: Fleur-de-lis inside double circle, centered on chain line, circle is uneven. Same watermark on 1966.11:33.
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.
Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. 39, repr.
Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.